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THE BAUMGARDNER 
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THE BAUMGARDNER FAMILY 



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FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY 
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Dedicated to my mother 
LEONA BAUMGARDNER BEATTY 
Born December 7, 1886 
"She is the spirit of all that's fair;...." 

-Edgar A. Guest 




TABLE OF CONTENTS 









PAGE NUMBER 


Preface 








Bumgardners of Colonial Times 






1 


Andrew Bumgarner 


Chapter 


One 


6 


David Bnmgardner 


Chapter 


Two 


10 


Sarah Hesse (Binngarner) Yeazel 


Chapter 


Three 


16 


Jacob Bvmgardner 


Chapter 


Four 


18 


Sapphira (Bumgarner) Bunnell 


Chapter 


Five 


32 


Peter Lynch Bumgardner 


Chapter 


Six 


33 


Abraham Bumgardner 


Chapter 


Seven 


36 


Margaret (Bumgardner) Curl 


Chapter 


Eight 


87 


Rebecca (Bumgardner) Longbrake 


Chapter 


Nine 


89 


George R, Biungardner 


Chapter 


Ten 


92 


The Family of Telitha Lynch 






93 


Source Material 






97 


PHOTOGRAPHS : 








Abraham Bumgardner 

Abraham Bumgardner Children 

Jacob Bumgardner 

Eleanor Martin, Wife of Jacob 

Leona Bumgardner Beatty 

Nancy Runyan, Wife of Abraham 


Bumgardner 
Bumgardner 


37 
38 
18 
18 
Dedication 
37 


CHARTS: 








Andrew Bimrgarner 
Abraham Bumgardner 






9 

38 



Index of Names 



98 



PREFACE 



Between the years of 1922 and 1968 cousins of the Bumgardner- 
Baumgardner family met in reunion one Sunday every summer to 
renew family ties, catch up on family happenings and reminisce. 
This reunion was held in Clark County, Ohio, where the Bumgardners 
had established a permanent home when they first came to Ohio. 
The site of the reunion was either near Catawba, Pleasant Township, 
or near Springfield - sometimes in Snyder Park in the heart of 
Springfield. It gave us all a sense of "belonging" to each other 
and everyone had a good time. It is hoped the reunion can be 
resumed in 1972, 

The following chronicle of our Bumgardner family was inspired by 
the desire of the members of this large family to record its 
present-day knowledge for generations coming along later. It 
was first printed in 1944 and has been updated for this printing. 

All data in this book has been gathered, for the most part, from 
family records. Alice Tavenner (now deceased), Blanche Baumgardner, 
Gwyneth Ritchie Allender, Fern West Miller, Madeline Baumgardner 
Jensen in New Jersey, and countless others have expended considerable 
effort to furnish information that would be of interest and value. 
We believe all of it can be substantiated by official records. 

There is still a difference in the spelling of the name in various 
families. In the west, the name is still spelled as our original 
ancestor spelled it - BUMGARNER. In Ohio and Indiana it is spelled 
either BUMGARDNER or BAUMGARDNER. In any event, we are all from 
the same beginnings. 

Our family is scattered throughout the country now, serving in 
foreign countries with the armed forces, too. It might be well 
to pause and reflect once in a while on how much gratitude we 
owe to Andrew and Telitha Bumgarner, who had the courage and the 
fortitude to brave the wild country of Ohio back at the beginning 
of the eighteenth century. Let us hope that some of their good 
qualities remain today in each of us. 



- WINIFRED BEATTY 



February 15, 1972 



BUMGARDNERS OF COLONIAL TIMES 

It is presumed our surname BUMGARNER (BUMGARDNER, BAUMGARDNER) 
Is Swiss-German in origin - probably "Baumgartner", which trans- 
lates, literally, into "tree gardener". It is said the name came 
possibly from the vocation of the family or from a place by the 
name of Baumgarten where the family lived. 

As with all families of German lineage, it has also been said the 
Bumgardners descend from a Hessian soldier who came to fight 
against the colonists in the British army, liked the country and 
remained in the colonies after the Revolutionary War. Leonard 
Baumgardner is one of the Hessian soldiers who did follow this 
course. He deserted from the British army, fought under General 
George Washington, and eventually settled after the war in York, 
Pennsylvania. His descendants, for the most part, remained in 
that section of the country. 

We find many instances, however, where men with the name Bumgardner 
came to America long before the Revolutionary War. Many of them 
came from the Palatinate, that section of Germany located in Bavaria 
bordering France, 

In 1719 a Peter Baumgardtner settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 

Christian Bumgamer arrived in Philadelphia August 19, 1729, accom- 
panied by his wife Ursely, on the ship "Mortonhouse". His will, 
dated 18 July 1761, is on file in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 
In it, he named his wife, Urseley, and his children Susannah, 
Barbara, Catherina, John, and Magdalene. 

On August 11, 1732, the ship "Samuel" carried immigrants from the 
Palatinate area of Germany to the new world. Hans Michael Baum- 
gertner, age 21, landed from this ship in Philadelphia. Also listed 
in some sources as John Bumgamer, he came from Basel, Switzerland, 
via Rotterdam and landed in Lancaster County, Penna. He subsequently 
moved to Virginia, and his will is recorded in Augusta County. It 
is dated 22 March 1751 and names in it his children John, Mary, 
Christian, Elizabeth, Madley (Madeline) and grandson Jacob Burner. 

John Eric Baumgartner arrived September 19, 1732 on the ship "Johnson", 
John George (Hans Jorig) Baumgartner. age 20, and Rudolph Baumgardner, 
age 55, arrived on the "Prince Augustus". Valentin Baumgardner 
arrived on the "St. Andrew", these last two arrivals being in 1736 
and 1737. At the same time Johan Petter Baumgertner arrived on 
the ship "William" 31 October 1737. Mathels Baumgartner arrived 
from London on the "Enterprlze" 6 December 1738. Henry Baumgardner. 



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age 48, landed in Philadelphia frcjm the ship "Francis and Elizabeth" 
30 Aug. 1943. Simeon Baumgarttner arrived on the "Leslie", which 
had come from Mannheim and Zwerbrucken and carried Palatinates, on 
7 October 1749. 

Gottlieb (Gottfgied. Godfrey) Baumgarttner arrived 17 October 1749 
on the ship "Fans", which was from Wirtenberg and Rittenheim and 
carried passengers from the Palatinate. His age is not given in 
the record of his arrival. Ihere is an item which appeared in the 
Sowers Newspaper published in the Germantown- Philadelphia area 
January 1, 1751, indicating his wife was Ann Catherine, daughter 
of Valletnin Kiefer. Godfrey received a land grant in 1756 in Augus 
County, Virginia, and additional acreage in subsequent years. It was 
he (or, possibly, his son) who lived in Rockingham County, Virginia, 
prior to 1786, at about the time he presumably sold his property and 
moved to Harrison County, Virginia, with other families in the 
"Methodist Exodus". Many who had embraced the Methodist faith had 
moved to the new Methodist colony established six miles above Clarks- 
burg on Coburn's Creek. In Godfrey's family, according to tax records, 
were seven members besides himself. We can account for three daughters: 

Mary Magdalene (married Moses Ellsworth in 1785) 

Margrett (married Aaron Ellsworth 29 June 1791 in Harrison County) 

Susanna (married John Ellsworth 28 June 1792 in Harrison County) 

It is possible our Andrew Bumgarner belonged to this family, but there 
is no proof. 

On August 11, 1750, a Johannes Baumgartner arrived in America on the 
ship "Patience". 

There was a Balser Baumgartne r who came from Germany in 1730 and 
settled in Virginia. He had a brother, Adam , who lived in Lancaster 
County, Virginia. This was a prolific family and many descendants 
are scattered over the United States. 

Some of the foregoing is further substantiated by records of "foreigners 
who took the Oath of Allegiance" (to Great Britain) : 

1729 - Christ Boomgardner 
1732 - Hans Michel Baumgertner 

John Bumgardner 

Johan Frederick Baumgartner 

1736 - Rudolph Bumgartner, age 55 

Johann George Bumgartner, age 26 



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1738 - Johann Peter Baumgertner 

1755 - Matthias Bumgardner, Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. 

1762 - Valentine Baumgartner, Heidelberg Twp., Berks Co., Pa. 

In the Wirt County Journal, Elizabeth, W. Va., in 1941 the history 
of the Bumgamer Family of that area is written. This family 
started with three brothers - Jacob , Frederick , and Andrew - who 
supposedly came from Germany. They resided in Harrison County, Va., 
before going to Wirt County and Ritchie County. The date of their 
arrival in America is not given. Jacob married Sarah Wilson in 
Harrison County 12 February 1795. Andrew had sons Adam, Addison, 
Jacob, George, John, William and one other whose name is not known. 
Andrew may have had daughters but they are not mentioned. 

In the Pennsylvania Archives. Series II , Vol. 24, Page 355 "Warranties 
of Land in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1733-1898" we find the 
following: 

Grantee Number of Acres Date of 

Surveyed Warranty 

John Bumgarner 600 2-8-1733 

Peter Bumgarner 100 3-2-1733 

Christian Bumgardner 200 5-2-1734 

Matthias Bumgardiner 150 6-9-1743 

John Baumgardner (Bombgardner, Bumgardner) is mentioned often in 
the court records of Augusta County, Virginia, as on the list of 
tithables, as a petitioner for a road, as owner of land from 1744 
to 1770. 

Godfrey appears in these records as defendant in suits in 1762 and 
1779 because he had moved from the district to another part of the 
state. 

Christian Bombgardner is recorded as serving under General Washing- 
ton in the Campaign of 1754, received a patent to land on the Ohio 
and Sandy Rivers in 1770. Christian also is recorded as surety 
and as witness in various marriages recorded in Augusta County, Va. 

As a matter of interest, 22 Baumgardner families were recorded as 
living in the United States in the Census of 1790 and the Virginia 
Tax Lists (since the official U. S, Census for Virginia was de- 
stroyed by fire during the War of 1812) . These families were living 
in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. 



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Heads of Household in the United States in 1790 were: 



MARYLAND 



NORTH CAROLINA 



PENNSYLVANIA 



VIRGINIA Adam Bumgarner 

Frederick Bumgarner 
Godfrey Bumgardner 
Christian Bumgarner 
David Bumgarner 
Michael Bumgarner 
Peter Bumgarner 
Rudolph Bumgarner 
Rudy Bumgarner 

Michael Bumgardener 
John Burabgardner 

John Baumgerten 
Daniel Bumgarner 
Leonard Bumgardner 
Joel Bumgarner 
Michal Bumgarner 
Peter Bomgarner 

Henry Bumgardner 

Leonard Bumgarnar 
John Bumgarner 
John Bumgarner 
Peter Bumgarner 
Phillip Bumgarner 

Delving further back in history, we find our name associated with 
the Mennonite movement in Switzerland in the early 1600' s. Several 
were deprived of their property because of their religious activities, 
fined and Imprisoned. In the 18th century there was a migration of 
Mennonites from Switzerland to Germany, where they settled in the 
Palatinate section (in Bavaria bordering France). As conditions be- 
came intolerable there, many Germans migrated to the New World. 
Ihis migration began in 1727, but the larger numbers did not migrate 
until about 1805 or later. Almost all settled first in Pennsylvania 
and some drifted down into the Shenandoah Valley of Maryland, Virginia, 
and North Carolina. 

Although we have not been able to pinpoint the immigrant from whom 
our line has descended, we believe we have a heritage to be proud 
of and believe one of the immigrants listed in the preceding pages 
could eventually prove to be our ancestor. 



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MARRIAGE BONDS - BOOK 1, Page 426 
HARRISON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA 



KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS that we, Andrew Bumgardner 
and Jacob Bumgarner, both of the County of Harrison and 
state of Virginia, are held and firmly bound unto James 
Monroe, Esqr., Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 
and his successors in the just and full sum of 150 Dollars 
which payment will and truly be made and done, we bind 
ourselves, our heirs, Exrs. and Admrs. firmly by these 
presents as witness our hands and seals this 17th day of 
February. . .1801 and in the 25th year of the Commonwealth. 

Tlie Condition of the above Obligation is such that should 
there be no lawfull cause to obstruct the Marriage 
intended between the above bound Andrew Bumgarner and 
Tellitha Linch, Daughter of Peter Linch...then this obli- 
gation to be void or if otherwise to remain in full force 
and virtue. 

His 
ANDREW X BUMGARNER 
Mark 

His 
JACOB X BUMGARNER 
Signed, sealed and Delivered Mark 
in the presence of 

Ben Wilson 
James Seymour 



Following the above bond, there is a paragraph giving the 
consent of Peter Lynch for the marriage of his daughter. 
The old writing is not clearly legible but it is signed 
"Peter Lynch" and the Witness is "Jacob Bumgarner" 



Also in the records of Harrison County, West Virginia, is a bond 
signed by Jacob Bumgarner and Peter Lynch for the marriage of 
Mary Lynch and Reuben Johnson 28 February 1799, indicating a 
close relationship between the Bumgarners and the Lynches. It 
might also indicate that Jacob Bumgarner was of the same genera- 
tion as Peter Lynch and, possibly, the father of Andrew Bumgarner. 



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CHAPTER ONE 



ANDREW BUMGARNER 



Andrew Bumgarner is the first known ancestor of our family. 
He was born 7 August 1777. The place of his birth and his 
parents' names are still unknown. However, his marriage bond 
was signed by Jacob Bumgarner, and it is assumed Jacob was 
either the father or the brother of Andrew. 

Andrew was married in Harrison County, (West) Virginia, to 
Telitha Lynch 17 February 1801. Telitha Lynch was the fourth 
daughter of Peter Lynch (said by family tradition to have 
arrived in America from Dublin, Ireland, as a young man) and 
his wife, Hester Saffron, probably of German parentage. 

Andrew and Telitha Bumgarner began their married life near 
Clarksburg, (West) Virginia, and as far as is known, Andrew 
was a farmer. In 1801 Clarksburg was a small village and 
the first settlers had come to the vicinity just a few years 
before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War and found this 
particular spot a desirable place to live. Hie village stood 
on a rolling tableland encircled by an ampitheater of hills. 
Elk Creek meandering through and around the town made it even 
more picturesque. Although these early settlers suffered 
greatly from the Indian massacres, the settlement managed to 
survive. 

During the next few years the nation was growing and hardy 
folk were pushing westward. Kentucky and Tennessee were al- 
ready well settled. While the soil in Harrison County, Virginia, 
was fertile along the streams, the land as a whole was broken 
and. rugged. Across the azure Alleghanies lay a land of un- 
believable wonders, and every scout, surveyor and peddler who 
chanced to pass on his return trip tantalized the Virginians 
with the wealth and adventure of the lands beyond the mountains. 
Wagon trains formed in Clarksburg for destinations in Ohio, 
Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee, and many friends and relatives 
of the Bumgarner family must have been among those who joined 
them. 

It may have been a combination of all these factors, plus the 
prospect of land at a low cost, which caused Andrew and Telitha 
Bumgarner to decide that their destiny and that of their children 
should be linked wi|th the future of the infant state of Ohio. 



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So, discarding all possessions except those most vitally 
necessary to life on the frontier, Andrew and Telitha and 
their two children joined the wagon train, along with several 
of their friends and relatives. 

Sophia Lynch, Telitha 's sister, had married Abraham Runyan, 
Abraham Runyan, his bride and his two brothers, Joseph and 
George, had been in Ohio since 1802, but Susannah Runyan, 
the widowed mother of these Runyan men came with this party 
to join her sons. Susannah Runyan was at that time past 
sixty years of age. 

James Schoonover and his family were also members of this 
wagon train. 

An axe, an auger, a knife, a rifle, a few iron and pewter 
utensils, a plow, a minimum of bedding and clothing, and 
a faithful dog were their only possessions as they severed - 
probably for life - close family ties and lifelong friend- 
ships, and in the spring of 1809 began the trek to Ohio. 

It was only seventy miles to the Ohio River, but the road 
through the Alleghanies was bumpy and muddy and an upward 
pull most of the way. Wagon trains traveled slowly and the 
trip was wearisome. 

Upon reaching the Ohio River, the pioneers constructed rafts 
and floated downstream to their destination. These rafts, 
seventy to a hundred feet long, were built by several families 
and on them was erected a cabin in which the family lived. 
Many times domestic animals were transported on the raft also. 
When the destination was reached the lumber in the raft was 
used for the floor, door and windows of the new cabins. 

The Bumgarners and their fellow travellers landed their raft 
in Cincinnati, already a fast growing town. Building or 
buying wagons, they traveled northward and settled between 
Cincinnati and Dayton at Todd's Forks, Warren County, Ohio. 
Here their third child, Jacob, was born in the Fall of 1809. 

However, their first choice of a site for their home was not 
very satisfactory because the fields were too level. They 
missed the hills of western Virginia and longed for their 
beauty. Therefore, after two years, several families moved 
north and east to what was then Champaign County, and joined 
the settlement at Buck Creek already begun prior to 1805 by 



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the families of Henry and Jacob Van Meter, Nathaniel Cartmill, 
Benjamin and William Cheney and William McClain. Here was a 
fertile valley with gently rolling hills, and in this spot 
they established their permanent homes. 

George Jones, William Curl, Andrew Hodge, Andrew Bumgarner, 
Peter Arbogast, Abraham, George, and Joseph Runyan formed 
the first settlement around the Asbury Methodist Chapel in 
Pleasant Township, three or four miles southwest of the present 
village of Catawba, Ohio. The Catawba settlement was first 
called Newburg but was later changed to Buck Creek because of 
another Ohio settlement known by the name of Newburg. The new 
name of Catawba was given to the village when it was surveyed 
and platted in 1838. 

It was now 1811. Although Ohio with a population of 45,000 
had become a state eight years earlier and there were approxi- 
mately thirty settlements recognized by name, much of the land 
was yet unbroken and those who came as settlers worked hard to 
earn their livelihood. The War of 1812 was brewing but little 
affected the course of the lives of these settlers. In 1817 
Clark County was formed and Catawba and the surrounding terri- 
tory were allotted to the new county. 

Now that Andrew and Telitha were in the new land of Ohio, the 
great Sycamore trees, the fertility of the soil and the abundance 
of fish in the streams became a reality. The Indian menace was 
almost gone but the isolated family did not dare relax its 
vigilance. The panther was the most dreaded wild animal, and 
bears and wolves abounded in the forests. 

But in spite of all hardships, dangers and privations, the 
land was cleared and broken; the cabin, smokehouse and corn 
crib built, and the crops harvested. Six more children were 
born in Clark County, giving to Andrew and Telitha a family of 
nine children, which statistics say was then the "average" 
family. 

These pioneers were a religious people, and through their efforts 
the Methodist Church was established in western Ohio. The 
early circuit riders were welcomed to the settlement and much 
of the time prayer meetings were held in the cabin of Andrew 
Bumgarner. The membership built in 1824 a small church, which 
they named Asbury Chapel in honor of Francis Asbury, the first 
Bishop of the Methodist Church in America. Bishop Asbury had 
died in 1816 and his memory was sacred to every Methodist of 



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the time. All of these early settlers and many of their 
descendants are buried in the little cemetery surrounding 
Asbury Chapel. 

Andrew Bumgarner was only 48 years old when he died on 
the 4th of September, 1825, and left his widow and nine 
children. The eldest of the children was 24 years old and 
the youngest only 18 months at the time of his death. 
Telitha Bumgarner lived to be 91 years old and died in 
Indiana 19 January 1875. Both Andrew and Telitha are buried 
in Asbury Chapel churchyard, Clark County, Ohio. 

In a newspaper item written at the time of Telitha 's death 
19 January 1875, the Reverend John Vance, who was the Metho- 
dist preacher in Catawba, Ohio, at that time, published the 
following paragraph: 

"Telitha Lynch was born in Harrison Co., Virginia, 
February 24, 1784. She was married to Andrew Bumgardner, 
February 19th, 1801. They moved near Cincinnati in 1809; 
and to Clark Co., Ohio, in 1811. There they helped to 
form the first class at "Old Asbury". She joined the 
Church in her fourteenth year. Mother Bumgardner was the 
last survivor of that original society. She was left a 
widow in 1825 with a large family of children to provide 
for; but by industry and frugality she succeeded in rais- 
ing them all to honorable manhood and womanhood, and nearly 
all members of the Church. For nearly fifty years she 
traveled alone in widowhood and was seventy-seven years 
a member of the Church. She died at her daughter's in 
Indiana, January 20, 1875." 

The children of Andrew and Telitha Bumgarner in the order of 
their births are as follows: 

1. David Bumgardner, born January 15, 1804; died Aug. 7, 1886. 

2. Sarah Hesse (Hester) Bumgardner, born about 1806-7. 

3. Jacob Bumgardner, born October 13, 1809; died July'lO, 1881 

4. Sapphira (Sophia) Bumgardner, bom August 28, 1810- 
died January 23, 1883, ' ' 



6. 



Peter Lynch Bumgardner, born January 10, 1814- died 

August 14, 1893, 

Abraham Bumgardner, bom June 15, 1816; died Julv 28 



1886. 



7. Margaret Bumgardner, born about 1820 

8. Rebecca Bumgardner, born April 10, 1821; died April 30 1882 
1853^^ ^' ^™S"'^"^'^' ''°^" March 6, 1824; died February 25. ' 



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ANDREW BUMGARNER - CHART OF DESCENDANTS 



Andrew 
tumgarner md. 



ilitha Lynch 
b. 17, 1801 



children 

' grandchildren 



David md. 



Sarah Schoonover 
April 16, 1829 
(6 children) 

Sarah md. 



David Yeazel 
(3 children) 



Jacob md. 



Eleanor Martin 
June 23, 1836 
(9 children) 



Sapphira md. 



Brazil la Bunnell 
(7 children) 



Peter Lynch md. 



Mary Skillman 
Nov. 18, 1841 
(2 children) 



Abraham md . 



Nancy Runyan 
Feb. 10, 1845 
(9 children) 



Margaret md. 



William Curl 
1941 



Rebecca md. 



George Longbrake 
(7 children) 



George md. 



Andrew married Sophia Straight 
Lucinda m. William Ferguson 
Stephen m. Hanna Jackson 
Sarah J. m. Thos, F. Walton 
Two infants 



Andrew Yeazel, wife unknown 
Telitha Yeazel m. Ira Morse 
George Y eazel m. Ida Glenn 



Milton m. Martha Ellen Ropp 
Andrew m. Malissa Curl 
Hiram L. m. Mary Smith 
Ruhanna m. Albert Cheney 
George died in Civil War 
Nathan m. Anna Bell Yeazel 
Sarah m. Joseph Milton Yeazel 
Levi m. Lillian Runyan 
Jacob m. Sarah Ella Yeazel 



Tebitha Bunnell m. John Thompson 
Rebecca Bunnell m. John H. Adams 
Geo. W. Bunnell m. Susan Leslie 
Sophia Bunnell m. Nathan Adams 
Sarah, S usan, Margaret - Infants 



David Bumgardner m. Susan B. Ward 
Lou Bumg ardner m. Samuel Neer 



George m. Emma Vanskiver 
Perry m. Mahala Climer (1) 

Margaret Yeazel (2) 
John m, Sarah Arabel Stipes 
Joseph m. Mary Ellen Earnhart 
Arabell m. Luther Stipps 
Mary Etta m, Frank West 
Clara m. Thoma^ Castillo 
A. Lincoln m. Zada Neer 
Charles m. Jessie Garrett 



Rebecca J, Curl m. Saml. Wingfield 
Mary Ann Curl m. Frank White 
Martin Luther Curl 
Milton and James - infants 



Telitha Longbrake m. John M. Curl 
Andrew Longbrake m. Mary E. McGee 
John Wesley Longbrake m. Joan Conway 
William C. Longbrake m. Emma McClennen 
Clinton Longbrake - unmarried 
Mary E. Longbrake m. William Clymer 
Luella Longbrake m. John E. Brown 



Nancy Evans 
(1 child) 



Sarah m, Mr. Shepp 



CHAPTER TWO 



DAVID BUMGARDNER 



David Bumgardner, the eldest son of Andrew and Telitha 
Bumgarner, was born 15 January 1804 and was about five 
years old when his parents came to Ohio, On April 16, 1829, 
David was united in marriage to Sarah Schoonover, who was 
the youngest daughter of James and Mary (Chriss) Schoonover. 
The Schoonovers had traveled to Ohio in the same wagon train 
with the Bumgarners and were about the same age. 

James Schoonover was born 29 July 1780 and his wife, Mary 
Chriss, was born 5 February 1782. They had seven children, 
all of whom were born in Virginia, with the exception of 
the youngest, Sarah. The older children were Stephen, who 
married Sarah Crissman; Peter; Anson, who married Telitha 
Runyan (probably the daughter of Henry Runyan and Abigail 
Lynch who moved to Ohio about 1802); James, who married 
Susan Crissman; Eliza, who married a Yeamans; Rebecca, who 
married Stephen Decatur Briggs; and Sarah, the youngest 
child, as stated above, who married David Bumgardner. 

Sarah Schoonover was born 19 February 1810 and died 15 May 
1867. After David and Sarah were married in 1829 they moved 
their family of three or four children westward. They travel- 
ed by covered wagon to Warren County, Indiana, and settled 
near Williamsport. 

David and Sarah Bumgardner had six children, two of whom 
died in infancy. These children were: 

Andrew, Lucinda, Stephen, Sarah Jane, and the two 
infants, James and John Wesley. 

David Bumgardner died 7 August 1886 at Ambia, Indiana, and 
his wife, Sarah, preceded him in death 15 May 1867. It is 
presumed both are buried at Ambia. 

(3) Andrew Bumgardner, named for his grandfather, was born 
15 February 1831, died 27 August 1912, and was married 
2 June 1861 to Sophia Elizabeth Straight. She was born 
7 December 1835 and died 27 January 1917. This family 
lived in Warren County, Indiana, until 1880, at which 
time they moved to Jackson County, Kansas. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) David and Sarah (Schoonover) Bumgardner 

(3) Andrew and Sophia -E. (Straight) Bumgardner 



Andrew and Sophia had eight children: Edward, Jesse, 
Henry Lee, Nellie Virginia, and four daughters who 
died young. 

Dr. Edward Bumgardner, the eldest of the children, has 
contributed an interesting story concerning his mother's 
great grandfather, Jacob Strait, part of which is found 
in Thwait's "Chronicles of Border Warfare". 

In 1782 Jacob Strait was living in Monongalia County, 
Virginia (now West Virginia) and John Drago lived in 
the same county, head of a family of seven. Mrs. Drago 
was Jacob Strait's sister. In the Fall of 1786 Mrs. 
Drago and her little boy were captured by the Indians. 
Her brother, Jacob Strait, tried to rescue her but was 
killed by the Indians. Then they put Mrs. Drago on a 
horse and started for their home in the Ohio country. 
In jumping across a ditch, the horse on which Mrs. Drago 
was riding struck her leg against a tree and her leg 
was broken. Because of this injury, the Indians killed 
Mrs. Drago but took her little boy with them and adopt- 
ed him into their tribe, where he lived most of his life. 

(4) Edward Bumgardner, born 10 April 1865, in Warren 

County, Indiana, was married 25 June 1891 to Jessie 
McCartney. She was born in 1863 and died 6 October 
1915. One son was born of this marriage: 

(5) Harold Bumgardner, born 14 February 1895, 
died 28 April 1905. 

Edward Bumgardner married Edith Lua McCannon 29 Nov- 
ember 1916. She was born in 1885 and died 20 October 
1918 at the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth: 

(5) Lua Elizabeth Bumgardner, born 18 October 1918, 
married James Delbert McDonough 27 December 1938, 
They had one son: 

(6) James Delbert McDonough, Jr., born 25 Jan- 
uary, 1943. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) David and Sarah (Schoonover) Bumgardner 

(3) Andrew and Sophia E. (Straight) Bumgardner 

Edward Bumgardner married Stella Kilbourne Stuart 

9 June 1920. She was born in 1880. One son was born: 

(5) Edward Stuart Bumgardner, born 12 June 1923, 

served in the armed forces during World War II, 
a corporal in the U, S. Army, specially trained 
as a technical air force "armorer". He lived 
later in Lawrence, Kansas. 

Edward Bumgardner, Sr,, graduated at the State Univer- 
sity of Iowa in Dentistry in 1891 and in Medicine in 
1893. He was in dental practice in Lawrence, Kansas, 
from 1893 and celebrated his 50th anniversary in 
August, 1943. For 30 years he was a member of the 
Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical 
Society and made a lifetime study of the history of 
Kansas. He was a man of great energy and varied in- 
terests but his greatest enthusiasm was for history. 
In 1942-1943 he published a book, "Lincoln and Kansas", 
covering the life of Abraham Lincoln from the repeal 
of the Missouri Compromise until his tragic death, 
and it is written from the Kansas-eye view. 

(4) Jesse Bales Bumgardner, born 8 August 1869, died 8 April 
1956, married Clara Josephine Yount 27 December 1898. 

She was the daughter of James S„ and Hester Ann (Blosser) 
Yount and was born 21 September 1869. She was still 
living 27 June 1957, almost 88 years of age. 

This couple resided at Halton, Kansas, where Mr. Bum- 
gardner was a postal employee. They had one daughter: 

(5) Gladys Elizabeth Bumgardner, born 1 September 1901, 
married Luther Owen Nolf 1 June 1927. He was born 
16 July 1902, the son of Luther S. and Mary Ellen 
(Jury) Nolf. Mr. Nolf was Professor of the 
Zoology Department of the State University of 
Iowa, Iowa City, in 1957. 

Two sons were born to this couple, who in 1957 
resided in Iowa City, Iowa, Route #1 , Box 4: 
Bruce and Richard. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) David and Sarah (Schoonover) Bumgardner 

(3) Andrew and Sophia E. (Straight) Bumgardner 

(4) Jesse B. and Clara (Young) Bumgardner 

(5) Gladys E. (Bumgardner) and Luther Owen Nolf 



(6) Bruce Owen Nolf, born 15 January 1932, 
in 1957 was not married and was doing 
graduate work in geology in California. 

(6) Richard Allen Nolf, born 16 October 1935, 
in 1957 was not married. He was complet- 
ing four years of service in the Navy 
and was scheduled for discharge in March 
1958. 

(4) Henry Lee Bumgardner, born 2 June 1871, married 

Anna Mary Landis 1 June 1905. She was born 16 Nov- 
ember 1873 and died 1 January 1917. Henry Lee 
Bumgardner was living in Portland, Oregon, in 1957. 
Four children were born to this couple: Florence, 
Nellie, Jesse, and James. 

(5) Florence Louise Bumgardner, born 7 July 1907, 
married Chester Lynds. In 1957 they resided 
at Route 4 (Box 323A) Cowallis, Oregon. 

(5) Nellie Lee Bumgardner, born 7 May 1911, 
was unmarried in 1944. 

(5) Jesse Edward Bumgardner, born 10 October 1913, 
was unmarried in 1944 and serving in the U, S. 
Army during World War II. 

(5) James Henry Bumgardner, born 29 April 1916, 
was in the Uo S„ Army in 1944. 

(4) Nellie Virginia Bumgardner, born 16 August 1875, 
died in 1956. She married George W. Farrott 
24 January 1906. He was bom 29 December 1870. 
In 1944 they were living on a farm six miles south 
of Lawrence, Kansas. Their children were: Luella 
Gertrude, Edythe, and William. 

(5) Luella Gertrude Parrott, born January 1907 
(5) Edythe LaVerne Parrott, born 13 September 1908 
(5) William Floyd Parrott, born 17 October 1914 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) David and Sarah (Schoonover) Bumgardner 



(3) Lucinda Bumgardner, born 13 August 1832, died 23 Feb- 
ruary 1908. She married William Ferguson 14 August 
1853. He was born 30 March 1832 and died 2 January 
1904. They had 3 children: Mary, Jane, and Darwin. 

(4) Mary Ferguson, born 5 February 1855, married 
John Bowlus 18 October 1874. They had two 
children, Lawrence and Madge. 

(4) Jane Ferguson, born 19 December 1856, died 
2 February 1930. She married John Sipes 
24 December 1875. They had four children: 

(5) Warren G, Sipes, born 3 September 1878. 

(5) William Henry Sipes, bom 9 April 1884. 

(5) Charles Darwin Sipes, born 26 February 1881. 

(5) Susia Lucinda Sipes, born 25 October 1889. 

(4) Darwin Thomas Ferguson was married but died without 
issue. 

(3) Stephen Bumgardner, born 12 April 1834, died 13 Febru- 
ary 1870. He married Hannah Elizabeth Jackson 8 Dec- 
ember 1857. They had two children, Andrew and Belle. 

(4) Andrew Bumgarner, bom 1855-60, was living at 
Cripple Creek, Colorado, ca 1940. He married 
Viola McDaniels. They had three children: 
Thomas, Eva, and George. 

(5) Thomas Edward Bumgarner married Winnie 

Thomas died 22 February 1957 and his wife died 
in 1960. They had a son, Herbert. 

(6) Herbert Bumgarner lived in Cripple Creek, 
Colorado, and had four children: Thomas, 
Jerry, Rebecca, and a child whose name is 
not known. 

(5) Eva Bell Bumgarner married Mr. Weast. She 

died in 1926 and had one daughter, Sara Faye 
Weast, who was living in Yellville, Arkansas 
in 1957. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) David and Sarah (Schoonover) Bumgardner 

(3) Stephen and Hannah E. (Jackson) Bumgardner 

(4) Andrew and Viola (McDaniels) Bumgarner 

(5) George Andrew Bumgarner married Eva . 

He died in 1941. They had four children: 
Arthur, George, Ora, and Eva. 

(6) Arthur Bumgarner had two children, Keith 
and Diane. 

(6) George Andrew Bumgarner, Jr. , had two 
sons - Michael and Christopher. 

(6) Ora Bumgarner married Wilbur Christiansen, 
They lived at Florence, Colorado, and had 
7 children: George, Duane, J.D., Wilbur, 
Harvey, Maxine, and Leona. 

(6) Eva Bumgarner married Mr. Hill. They had 
three sons - Franklin, George, and Gene - 
and in 1957 were living at Pueblo, Colorado, 

Andrew Bumgarner remarried and had a son : 

(5) James Bumgarner, drowned in World War II. 

(4) Belle Bumgarner married Mr. Baker and (2) Mr. Meade 
and lived in Missouri, 

(3) Sarah Jane Bumgardner, born in 1848, died in 1884. She 
married Thomas F. Walton 17 September 1867. They lived 
in Missouri and had two children - Eva and Warren. 

(4) Eva Walton, born 6 June 1868, married James Kelly 
2 August 1885. 

(4) Warren Walton, born 19 August 1869, married Linna D. 
Rucker 16 February 1897. 

(3) James Bumgardner, infant. 

(3) John Wesley Bumgardner, infant. 



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CHAPTER THREE 
SARAH HESSE (BUMGARNER) YEAZEL 

Sarah Hesse Bumgarner, usually known as Hester, was probably 
named for her German grandmother, Hester Saffron Lynch. She 
was born ca 1806-7 in Harrison County, Virginia, and was only 
two or three years old when she came with her parents to live 
in Ohio. She was one of the older children of Andrew and Telitha 
Bumgarner and for that reason little is known of her life. 

She married David Yeazel, a son of Abraham and Mary (Curl) Yeazel. 
David was born 5 June 1804. 

Three children were born to them: Andrew, Telitha, and George. 

(3) Andrew Yeazel, had one daughter, Hannah. The name of 
Andrew's wife is not known. It is presumed he had other 
children but there is no record of their names. 

(4) Hannah Ellsworth Yeazel married Samuel Hartley, and 
three children were born to them - Laura, Thomas, and 
Elizabeth. They lived in or near Mechanicsburg, Ohio. 

(5) Laura Hartley married Scott Dillon and in 1944 
was residing in London, Madison County, Ohio, 

(5) Thomas Hartley resided in Dayton, Ohio, but had 
died prior to 1944. 

(5) Elizabeth Ann Hartley, born 19 February 1868, 
died 4 July 1931. She married John Cunningham. 
He was born 11 June 1865. 

Six children were born: Besse, Carrie, Florence, 
Jean, Samuel, and Ray. 

(6) Besse Dorothy Cunningham, bom 8 August 1902, 
married Thomas Jones Davis, He was the son 
of Joseph and Mary (Jones) Davis and was born 
15 June 1880. They had no children and in 
1944 were residing in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. 

(6) Carrie E. Cunningham married Mr, Pratt, from 
whom she was later divorced. One son, William 
Pratt, was born. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Sarah Hesse (Bumgarner) and David Yeazel 

(3) Andrew Yeazel 

(4) Hannah Ellsworth(Yeazel) and Samuel Hartley 

(5) Elizabeth Ann (Hartley) and John Cunningham 



(6) Florence Cunningham married Mr. Andrix 
and in 1944 resided in London, Ohio. 
l\*o children, a daughter and a son, were 
born to this couple. 

(6) Jean Cunningham married Lawrence Davis 
and in 1944 were residing in Mechanics- 
burg, Ohio. They had no children. 

(6) Samuel F. Cunningham married Katherine 

Rutan and had two children, Sue and Roger. 

(6) Ray Cunningham was killed by lightning 
prior to 1944. 

(3) Telitha Yeazel, married Ira Morse of Union County, 0. 
She married 12 January 1848 in Champaign County, Ohio. 
It is not known whether she had children by this 
marriage. The records of Champaign County also show 
that Telitha Morse was married 3 April 1873 to Kemp C. 
Woodward. 

(3) George Yeazel, married Ida Glenn. It is known that 
one son was born to this couple but there may have 
been other children. 



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CHAPTER FOUR 



JACOB BUMGARDNER 



Jacob Bumgardner, third child of Andrew and Telitha Bum- 
gardner, was born 13 October 1809 in Warren County, Ohio, 
and died 10 July 1881 in Clark County, Ohio. He was united 
in marriage 23 June 1836 to Eleanor Martin. She was the 
daughter of Abraham and Dollie (Van Meter) Martin and was 
born 16 January 1818. She died 14 August 1910. Both Jacob 
and Eleanor are buried in the Asbury Methodist Chapel church- 
yard, Catawba, Ohio. 

Eleanor Martin journeyed with her brother, Nathan Martin, 
from Virginia in a two-wheel gig and lived with this brother, 
working in different homes until her marriage to Jacob 
Bumgardner. When Jacob and Eleanor bought their home 
Jacob journeyed by horseback to Chillicothe, Ohio, and 
bought the farm from two maiden ladies. This farm is still 
in the possession of the family. Agnes Van Meter, daughter 
of Nathan, owns the old home place. Of the nine children 
born to this couple, all were born in a log cabin back in 
the orchard. About 1870 a new house was built, but the only 
one born in this house was Alice, daughter of Jacob. 

Nine children were born to Jacob and Eleanor: Milton, Andrew, 
Hiram, Ruhanna, George, Nathan, Sarah, Levi, Jacob, Jr. 

(3) Milton Bumgardner, born 4 May 1837, died 26 May 1896. 
He was married 10 December 1858 to Martha Ellen Ropp. 
She was the daughter of Jacob W. and Isabella (Crowell) 
Ropp and was born 7 February 1841. She died 21 August 
1907. Both Milton and Martha Ellen are buried in Maple 
Grove Cemetery, Mechanics burg, Ohio. 

Four children were born: Ella Bell, Charles, Edward, 
and Albert. 

(4) Ella Bell Bumgardner, born 21 April 1860, died 
11 February 1935. She married Daniel C. Collins 
11 August 1887. He was born 14 February 1852 and 
died 10 August 1916. Both are buried at New Salem, 
Ohio. Two daughters, Anna Marie and Jessie, were 
born to this union. 



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JACOB BUMGARDNER and ELEANOR MARTIN, His Wife 



(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Jacob and Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner 

(3) Milton and Martha Ellen (Ropp) Bumgardner 

(4) Ella Bell (Bumgardner) and Daniel C. Collins 



(5) Anna Marie Collins, born 23 May 1888, married 
John L. Allen 1 June 1920. He was born 
4 October 1888. They had no children. 

(5) Jessie Collins, born 2 March 1891, was married 
9 January 1924 to Henry H. Johnston, He 
was born 29 June 1890. Two daughters were 
born: Jean Ann and Nancy Lou. 

(6) Jean Ann Johnston, born 24 May 1927. 

(6) Nancy Lou Johnston, born 24 January 1930. 

Ella Bell (Bumgardner) Collins married John W. 
Runyan, son of George and Catherine (Jones) Runyan 
29 October 1925. He was born 16 April 1849 and 
died in 1936. He is buried in the Asbury Cemetery, 
Catawba, Clark County, Ohio. 

(4) Charles W. Bumgardner, born 18 November 1861, died 
8 October 1934. He was married 24 December 1885 to 
Ida May Davisson. She was the daughter of George 
and Jennie (Jones) Davisson and was born 19 August 
1866. She died 31 January 1947. Both Charles and 
Ida May are buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanics- 
burg, Ohio. 

They had three children: Minor, Willard, and Evelyn. 

(5) Minor Bumgardner, born 2 January 1890, died 

prior to 1971. He was a farmer in Goshen Twp., 
Champaign County, Ohio. He married Mary Silvers 
24 November 1912, She was the daughter of John 
and Anna Silvers and was born 8 September 1892. 
They had three children: Dorothy, Philip, and' 
Patricia Ann. 

(6) Dorothy Bumgardner, born 9 November 1914, 
was married 30 September 1960 to John M.' 
Kelley. He was born 11 February 1911. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Jacob and Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner 

(3) Milton and Martha Ellen (Ropp) Bumgardner 

(4) Charles W. and Ida May (Davisson) Bumgardner 

(5) Minor and Mary (Silvers) Bumgardner 



(6) Philip Bumgardner, born 10 April 1921, married 
Nettie Marie Bean. She was bom 29 September 
1912. Ihey had two sons, Larry and John. 

(7) Larry R. Bumgardner, born 23 March 1943, 
(7) John C. Bumgardner, born 30 January 1947, 

(6) Patricia Ann Bumgardner, bom 7 February 1933, 
married William Frederick (Fred) Grain 3 June 
1950, He was born 10 August 1930, They had three 
children: 

(7) Karen Ann (Kay) Grain, born 20 February 1951, 

(7) William "Ken" Grain, born 4 April 1953, 

(7) John Kipley (Kip) Grain, born 14 June 1956. 

(5) Willard D, Baumgardner, born 29 September 1891, in Clark 
County, Ohio, died 12 May 1955. He married Anna Hardman 
25 December 1913. She was the daughter of Minor W. and 
Hattie (Runyan) Hardman and was bom 16 December 1892. 
She died 23 May 1934. Both are buried in Maple Grove 
Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 

Willard Baumgardner m.arried Minnie Galopay 14 November 
1944, She was born 3 June 1886 and died 10 November 1954. 

IVjo children were born of his first marriage - Robert and 
Betty. 

(6) Robert Baumgardner, born 21 March 1915, was married 
10 August 1938 to Dorothy Harper, She was born 
3 September 1917, They have three children: Dana 
Lynn, Susan, and Jill Ellen, 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Jacob and Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner 

(3) Mjlton and Martha Ellen (Ropp) Bumgardner 

(4) Charles W. and Ida May (Davisson) Bumgardner 

(5) Willard D. and Anna (Hardman) Bumgardner 

(6) Robert and Dorothy (Harper) Baumgardner 

(7) Dana Lynn Baumgardner, born 19 March 
1940, married Mary Nell Glenn. 
They had three children: 

(8) Pamela Jo Baumgardner, born 8 Jan- 
uary, 1960; died in 1962, 
(8) Robert Todd Baumgardner, born 1962. 
(8) Son, name not known. 

(7) Susan Harper Baumgardner, born 4 Septem- 
ber, 1944, married and has one child. 

(7) Jill Ellen Baumgardner, born 14 January 
1948, married Steven Mumma 5 June 1966, 
In 1971 they had one child. 

(6) Betty Louise Baumgardner, born 28 November 
1917, married John Goodfellow in May, 1939. 
He was born 9 September 1917. They had 
four children: 

(7) Anna Ruth Goodfellow, born 11 February 
1941. 

(7) Nancy Jo Goodfellow, born 15 September 
1942, 

(7) James Richard Goodfellow, born 9 Novem- 
ber, 1944, 

(7) Janet Sue Goodfellow, born 17 December 
1947; died 19 December 1947. 

(5) Evelyn Baumgardner, born 5 April 1906, married 
W, Arthur Fans 26 July 1933. He was bom Febru- 
ary 24, 1907, Two children: 

(6) Marie Anna Fans, born 2 August 1937, 

(6) Robert Arthur Fans, born 2 December ' 1940 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Jacob and Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner 

(3) Milton and Martha Ellen (Ropp) Bumgardner 

(4) Edward Baumgardner, born 26 April 1863, died 

9 May 1897. He married Minerva Harper, daught- 
er of Cunningham and Sarah (Minturn) Harper. 
Edward is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, 
Mechanicsburg, Ohio. They had one son, Edward. 

(4) Albert C. Baumgardner, born 29 December 1866, 
was married 13 February 1888 to Ida Easton. 
She was born 23 March 1867 and died in April, 
1923. Buried at Zanesfield, Ohio. Two daughters 
were born: Martha and Mary Elizabeth. 

June 11th, 1927, Albert Baumgardner was married 
to Mary Riddell Utz, who died 10 June 1929 and 
is buried at Hebron, Ky. 

The third wife of Albert Baumgardner was Debbie 
Robert Henry, whom he married 22 December 1931. 

(5) Martha Evelyn Baumgardner, born 8 November 
1890, was married 6 April 1916 to Harry 
Startzman. He was born 21 July 1892. 
They had one son: 

(6) John Edward Startzman, born 23 August 
1921, was married 13 June 1945 to 
Acacia Tharp. She was born 1 June 1922. 
In 1956 they had three children: 

(7) Martha Lisa Startzman, born 
28 June 1951. 

(7) James Robbie Stattzman, born 
26 May 1953. 

(7) Jamie Startzman, born 28 Febru- 
ary, 1956. 

(5) Mary Elizabeth Baumgardner, born 6 October 
1898, was married 1 January 1920 to Robert 
Orth. He was born 8 January 1898. They 
had one daughter: Martha Anne. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Jacob and Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner 

(3) Milton and Martha Ellen (Ropp) Bumgardner 

(4) Albert C. and Ida (Easton) Baumgardner 

(5) Mary Elizabeth (Baumgardner) and Robert Orth 



(6) Martha Anne Orth, born 11 September 
1922, was married 20 January 1940 to 
George Haignere. He was born 20 Novem- 
ber 1920. They had two children: 

(7) Nancy Anne Haignere, b. 6 Aug 1941. 

(7) Robert Eugene Haignere, born 
13 July 1943, 

(3) Andrew Bumgardner, born 8 December 1838, died 26 Feb- 
ruary 1894, was married 18 August 1861 to Malissa Curl. 
She was born 23 October 1844, daughter of Isaac and 
Liza Curl and died 9 November 1917. Both Andrew and 
Malissa are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanics- 
burg, Ohio. 

Three children were bom: William, Anna, Elliott. 

(4) William Baumgardner, was drowned 23 June 1877 
and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. He was 
only thirteen years old. 



(4) 



(4) 



Anna Baumgardner, born in 1867, died 30 April 1892 
She was married to William Earsom but there were 
no children born. William Earsom was born in 1855 
and died 25 October 1888, 

Elliott Baumgardner, born in 1869, died July 1904 
married Cora M. Guy, daughter of Henry G. Guy 
She was born 15 May 1870 and died in February * 1902 
Both are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. They 
had one daughter, Lucille, 

Lucille Baumgardner, born 28 February 1896 
died 23 October 1920. She married Edward ' 
Watkins Putnam in July 1917. He was born 26 
March 1896 and died 1 June 1931. One daughter 
Anne Lucille, was born to this couple and 
after the early death of her parents, she was 
reared by her paternal grandmother in Cleveland, 
Ohio. ' 



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(5) 



(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Jacob and Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner 

(3) Andrew and Malissa (Curl) Bumgardner 

(4) Elliott And Cora M. (Guy) Baumgardner 

(5) Lucille (Baumgardner) and Edward W. Putnam 

(6) Anne Lucille Putnam, born 26 April 1919, 
married Dr. Guy Sharp Peterson 4 April 
1940. In 1944 they had one child: 

(7) Carolyn Ann Peterson, born 19 Dec- 
ember 1941. 

(3) Hiram Lynch Bumgardner, born 11 October 1840, died 

11 December 1921. He married Mary Smith 11 April 1867. 
She was the daughter of James and Margaret Smith and 
was born 25 April 1839. She died 23 March 1912. Both 
are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 
They had one daughter, Lyda. 

(4) Lyda Bumgardner, born 14 June 1869, died 15 March 
1954, was married 26 February 1896 to Charles 
Pangborn, They had one daughter, Eva, 

(5) Eva Pangborn, born 3 March 1897, married 

Paul Jones 21 April 1924. He was born 7 Oct- 
ober 1891, They had one son, Robert. 

(6) Robert Paul Jones, born 7 March 1925, 
died 23 June 1942. 

(3) Ruhanna Bumgardner, fourth child of Jacob and Eleanor 
(Mart in) Bumgardner, was born 17 December 1842 and died 
in March, 1919. She married Albert Cheney 26 October 
1864. He was bom in 1841 and died in 1923. Both are 
buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 
They had no children. 

(3) George William Bumgardner, born 4 February 1844, did 

not marry. He fought with the Union Army in the Civil 
War and was lost on General Sherman's march to the sea. 
It is said he left the main army to forage and was 
evidently killed. His death is not noted in the army 
records. However, in a letter written to Jacob Bumgardner 
by Hiram L, McConkey 12 March 1865 from Fayetteville, 
North Carolina, the full details of George's death are 
recorded. The letter is in the possession of Alice 
Bumgardner Tavenner of Catawba, Ohio, 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Jacob and Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner 



(3) Nathan Martin Bumgardner, the sixth child of Jacob and 
Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner, was born 25 May 1847 and 
died 15 December 1931. He was married 12 November 1874 
to Anna Bell Yeazel, the daughter of George and Nancy 
(Wilkinson) Yeazel. Anna Belle was born 26 June 
1854 and died 30 January 1928. Both Nathan and Anna 
Bell are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, 0. 
Two daughters were bom: Agnes, and Wilmette. 

The only photograph of Telitha Lynch known to be in 
existence is in the possession of Wilmette Bumgardner 
Haley. 

(4) Agnes Bumgardner, born 7 November 1875, celebrated 
her 96th birthday in 1971 at Catawba, Clark County, 
Ohio. She was married first to Dr. C. E, Demand. 
He was born 9 May 1852 and died 16 March 1915. 
There were no children born of this marriage. 

In July, 1921, she was married to Rollin Van Meter. ^i 
He was born 12 November 1874. No children born. , 

(4) Wilmette Bumgardner, bom 17 May 1879, was married 
to Maurice C. Houston 3 May 1899, and later divorced 
from him. She married William H. Rowe 15 May 1917 
and one daughter, Betty, was born of this marriage: 

(5) Betty Annabel Rowe, born 3 June 1920, married 
Guy Miller 30 May 1969. Mr, Miller is a 
professor at Urbana University, Urbana, Ohio. 
They reside near Catawba, Clark County, Ohio. 
He was born 21 January 1926 

Wilmette married James A. Haley 26 July 1939. He 

died prior to 1971. 



(3) 



Sarah Esther Bumgardner, born 11 November 1849, died 
4 October 1873. She was married in 1867 to Joseph Milton 
Yeazel. He was the son of George and Nancy Ann (Wilkinson) 
Yeazel and was born 26 October 1847 and died in November, 
1917. They had no children. After her early death he 
remarried and had four children. His second wife was 
Emma Houston. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Jacob and Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner 



(3) Levi F. Bumgardner, was born 4 February 1852 and died 
25 February 1928. He was married 17 February 1876 to 
Lillian Runyan, daughter of Wesley and Phidelia (Wilson) 
Runyan. She was born 8 September 1858 and died 5 March 
1925. Both are buried in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, 
Clark County, Ohio. 

Three children were born: Dora, Francis, Marion. 

(4) Dora Bumgardner, born 1 July 1878, married Edward C. 
Phleger 22 December 1898. He was born 19 October 
1871. They were divorced in 1916. He died 
24 February 1929. They had one child: 

(5) Pauline Gladys Phleger, born 12 March 1900, 
married Charles Hayes McFarland 25 December 
1919. He was born 27 February 1898. They 
were divorced 18 November 1946. No children 
born, 

Dora Bumgardner Phleger was married 18 February 1919 
to Earl V. Reed, who died 12 October 1926. No 
children were born to this union. Earl Reed was 
born 17 May 1882. 

(4) Francis Wilbur Bumgardner, born 4 September 1882, 
married Mirrel Gladys Harmison 9 September 1903. 
She was born 7 December 1884, the daughter of 
Jasper S. and Jennie (Earnhart) Harmison. They 
were divorced 2 December 1937. He died in 1966 and 
Mirrel died in 1967. They are buried together in 
Asbury Cemetery, Catawba, Ohio. 

They had 8 children: Hazel, Gladys, Mildred, 

Richard, Phyllis, Mary Kathryn, Betty, Jack. 

(5) Hazel Yetive Bumgardner, born 15 July 1904, 
married Carl Gray 10 September 1932. He was 
born 2 April 1906. Three children were born: 

(6) Juanita Frances Gray, born 20 May 1933, 

married 2 October 1955 to Donald Robinson. 
He was born 30 September 1931. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Jacob and Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner 

(3) Levi F. and Lillian (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(4) Francis Wilbur and Mirrel Gladys (Harmison) Bumgardner 

(5) Hazel (Bumgardner) and Carl Gray 

(6) John Thomas Gray, born 26 November 1934. 

(6) June Ann Gray, born 11 August 1936, married 
Marvin Durant 25 September 1954. He was 
born 22 March 1931. In 1956 they had one 
child: 

(7) Lynn Denice Durant, born 12 November 
1955. 

(5) Gladys Mae Bumgardner, born 4 September 1905, 
was married 7 April 1924 to Richard C. Estel. 
He was born 5 February 1904. Seven children: 
Wilbur, Richard, Donald, Betty, Birdie, Nora 
Josephine, and Donna Jeanne. 

(6) Wilbur Landon Estel, born 16 December 
1924, died 1 April 1925. 

(6) Richard Eugene Estel, born 4 June 1926, 
was married 6 December 1952 to Juanita 
Gay Richards. She was bom 10 July 1934. 
They had no children. They were divorced 
in December, 1955, and he married Anna 
Jung 14 April 1956. She was born 15 April 
1926. 

(6) Donald Edward Estel, born 14 July 1928, 

was married 12 December 1948 to Emma Louella 
Stuart. She was born 24 December 1925. 
No children born. He was killed in an 
auto- train wreck 9 October 1951. 

(6) Betty Louise Estel, born 25 December 1930, 
was married 30 June 1951 to Earl Junior 
Smith, who was born 4 May 1927. In 1956 
they had two children: 

(7) Thomas Edward Smith, bom 18 June 1952. 
(7) Gary Earl Smith, born 19 July 1954. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Jacob and Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner 

(3) Levi F. and Lillian (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(4) Francis Wilbur and Mirrel Gladys (Harmison) Bumgardner 

(5) Gladys Mae (Bumgardner) and Richard C. Estel 



(6) Birdie Lucille Estel, born 13 September 1934, 
was married 20 December 1952 to Archie Vernon 
Belcher. He was born 12 November 1925. In 
1956 they had one child: 

(7) Brenda Sue Belcher, born 6 December 1954, 

(6) Nora Josephine Estel, born 3 November 1938. 

(6) Donna Jeanne Estel, born 15 July 1946. 

(5) Mildred Irene Bumgardner, born 20 July 1908, 
married Paul Fahey 8 June 1927. He was bom 
November 16, 1906. Two children: Anna Marie and 
Teresa. 

(6) Anna Marie Fahey, born 8 October 1927, was 
married 22 March 1952 to Charles Francis 
Novinger. He was bom 21 May 1913. One 
child was born: 

(7) Charles Edward Novinger, born 23 Septem- 
ber, 1953. 

(6) Teresa Joyce Fahey, born 18 May 1933, was 

married 10 May 1950 to Alvyn Franklin Haley. 
He was born 6 July 1932. Four children had 
been born in 1956: 

(7) Linda Loyce Haley, born 10 'June 1952. 

(7) Paula Carlette Haley, bom 13 May 1953. 

(7) Alvyn Franklin Haley, bom 18 January 1955. 

(7) Keith Allen Haley, born 22 February 1956. 

(5) Richard Bumgardner, born 2 January 1911, died 
8 November 1919. 

(5) Phyllis Marie Bumgardner, born 13 May 1913, died 

18 July 1944, married Alden Leroy McGowan 25 October 
1932. He was born 2 November 1911. Two children: 
Phyllis Jean and Eleanor Jo. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Jacob and Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner 

(3) Levi F. and Lillian (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(4) Francis Wilbur and Mirrel Gladys (Harmison) Bumgardner 

(5) Phyllis M. (Bumgardner) and Alden Leroy McGowan 

(6) Phyllis Jean McGowan, born 9 June 

1933, married John E. Palm 23 September 
1948. In 1956 they had two children: 

(7) Sharon Jean Palm, born 13 Sept 1949. 
(7) Debora Jo Palm, born 15 Sept 1952. 

(6) Eleanor Jo McGowan, born 6 March 1941 

(5) Mary Kathryn Bumgardner, bom 14 July 1918, 
was married 25 January 1936 to Stephen Zane 
Mullenix. He was born 18 May 1916. They had 
three children: Clark, David, Ralph. 

(6) Clark Everett Mullenix, born 23 December 
1936, was unmarried in 1956. 

(6) David Zane Mullenix, born 8 April 1943. 

(6) Ralph Marion Mullenix, born 9 August 1949. 

(5) Betty Bemice Bumgardner, born 3 June 1920, 
was married 3 June 1952 to Millard Ross Knox, 
who was born 14 February 1912. In 1956 they 
had no children. 

(5) Jack Lewis Bumgardner, born 9 January 1922, 
was married 4 January 1947 to Virginia Mae 
Picola, who was bom 30 May 1927. In 1956 
three children had been born: 

(6) Barbara Ann Bvnngardner, born 20 July 1949. 
(6) Michael Francis Bumgardner, bom 2 Sep- 
tember 1951. 
(6) Gerald Robert Bumgardner, bom 14 June 1953. 

(4) Marion Clay Bumgardner, born 3 March 1897, was married 

27 October 1922 to Marie Weisenstein. She was born 

9 October 1902. No children born. Marion was killed 

in an automobile accident 21 March 1932 and is buried 
in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Jacob and Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner 



Jacob Van Meter Bumgardner, youngest child of Jacob 
and Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner, was born 1 November 
1854, and died 21 January 1941. He attended school 
at a little school house at the edge of the village of 
Catawba and his children heard him mention many times 
his schoolmates and the pranks played by them. On 
July 31, 1879 he was united in marriage to Sarah Ella 
Yeazell, daughter of George and Nancy Ann (Wilkinson) 
Yeazell. She was born 24 August 1860 and died 22 May 
1949. 

Jake and Ella Bumgardner had celebrated sixty- two years 
of married life before the death of Jacob in 1941 at 
the age of 86 years. He loved his home and his family 
and was of a quiet and unassuming disposition. He was 
plain spoken but kind to his family and neighbors. For 
a number of years he was a farmer but later traveled 
over the country as a windmill erector. 

The family bible of his father, Jacob, was a gift to 
his youngest child, and in 1971 was in the possession 
of Alice B, Tavenner. In the bible are the handwritings 
of his mother and of several of the children. 

Sarah Ella Bumgardner died 22 May 1949 and is buried with 
her husband in Asbury Cemetery, Clark County, Catawba, 
Ohio. 

Ihey had two children: Alice and Nathan. 

(4) Alice Bumgardner, born 30 October 1882, married 

Forrest M. Tavenner 26 December 1900 in Clark County, 
Ohio. He was bom 19 April 1878, the son of 
Charles F. and Josephine (Lane) Tavenner, and 
died in Clark County, Catawba, Ohio, 15 December 
1958. There were no children born to this couple. 
Alice Bumgardner Tavenner died 10 December 1971 
in Catawba, having passed her 89th birthday. 

(4) Nathan Earl Bumgardner, bom 8 December 1888, died 
27 March 1950. He married Helen Hodge 25 August 
1910. She was the daughter of Edgar W. and Lucy 
(Guy) Hodge and was bom 11 August 1889. She died 
23 April 1929. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Jacob and Eleanor (Martin) Bumgardner 

(3) Jacob Van Meter and Sarah Ella (Yeazell) Bumgardner 



Nathan Earl Bumgardner married 30 May 1930 
Stella Jones Murray, daughter of Elmer and 
Anna (McConkey) Jones. She was born 16 October 
1888 and died 14 February 1964. 

Ihere were no children born of either marriage. 

Nathan is buried in Asbury Cemetery, Catawba, 
Ohio. His first wife, Helen, is buried in Maple 
Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and his 
second wife, Stella, is buried in Ferncliff 
Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio. 



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CHAPTER FIVE 



SAPPHIRA (SOPHIA) BUMGARNER 



Sapphira, or Sophia, Bumgarner, was born 28 August 1810 in 
Warren County, Ohio. She was apparently a namesake for her 
mother's sister, Sophia Lynch. She died 23 January 1883. 

She married Brazilla Bunnell ca 1833. He was the son of 
Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Donivan) Bunnell, and was born 
2 April 1807. He died 29 December 1891. Both Brazilla 
and Sophia Bunnell are buried in the Bunnell Cemetery, 
Reynolds, White County, Indiana. 

The Bunnell's migrated from Clark County, Ohio, to White 
County, Indiana, a few years after their marriage, after 
first living for a short time in West Liberty (Champaign 
County), Ohio, where their sisters and brothers visited with 
them quite frequently. 

Their children were: Tebitha Ann, Rebecca, George, Sarah, 
Sophia, Susan, and Margaret. 

(3) Tebitha Ann Bunnell, born in 183A, was married 

24 February 1858 to John Thompson, White County, Indiana, 

(3) Rebecca Bunnell, born ca 1836, was married 18 March 
1857 in White County, Indiana, to John H. Adams. 

(3) George W. Bunnell, born ca 1838, was married in White 
County, Indiana, 20 March 1890 to Susan E. Leslie. 
They had no children, 

(3) Sarah J. Bunnell, infant, born in 1841; died in 1845. 

(3) Sophia L. Bunnell, born in 1843, may have married Nathan 
Adams in White County, Indiana, 10 December 1861. The 
grandfather of Nina Osbom Roberts, who furnished the 
information on this family, indicated she married "Paul 
Trook" and lived in Reynolds, Indiana. 

(3) Susan J. Bunnell, infant, born in 1844; died in 1851. 

(3) Margaret C. Bunnell, infant, born in 1848; died in 1851. 

All infant children of Brazilla and Sophia Bunnell are buried 
in the Bunnell Cemetery in White County, Indiana. 



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CHAPTER SIX 



PETER LYNCH BUMGARNER 



Peter lynch Bumgarner was the fifth child of Andrew and 
Telitha Bumgarner and was named for his Irish grandfather, 
Peter Lynch. He was born 10 January 1814 in Clark County, 
Ohio, and died 14 August 1893. He was married 18 November 
1841* to Mary Skillman, daughter of David C. and Sarah 
(Carey) Skillman. Mary Skillman was born 27 January 1821 
and died 13 March 1896. Both are buried in Asbury Cemetery, 
Catawba, Clark County, Ohio. 

Two children were born to this couple: David and Lou. 

(3) David C. Bumgardner was born 20 December 1846 and 
died in August, 1909. He served in the Civil War 
as a member of the 44th Infantry and the 8th Ohio Cavalry. 
At an early age he joined the Methodist Episcopal Church 
of Catawba, Ohio, and was a member for many years. He 
filled all the important offices in the Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows. For a time he was Clerk of Plea- 
sant Township, and because of his exceptional ability 
in penmanship and mathematics, was noted for the fine 
appearance and accuracy of his books and records. 
Unusual mechanical skill and artistry made him an 
outstanding workman in woods and metals. He was a man 
of dependability; an intelligent, honest and loyal 
American citizen; and a true Christian gentleman. 

His first wife was Susan B. Ward, whom he married 
5 June 1870. Two sons were born: Ward Lynch and 
Clifford H. Susan Ward was the daughter of Josiah and 
Rebecca Ward and was born in 1838. She died in 1889. 
Both David and Susan are buried in Asbury Cemetery, 
Clark County, Ohio. 

(4) Dr. Ward Lynch Bumgardner, born 5 July 1871, died 
in 1953. He was married 26 June 1895 to Josephine 
Mahar, daughter of Martin and Caroline (Yeazell) 
Mahar. She was born 17 December 1873 and died 
28 November 1955. Both are buried in Asbury 
Cemetery, Catawba, Clark County, Ohio. 

Dr. Bumgardner studied at the Ohio Dental College 
in Cincinnati, Ohio, from which school he graduated 
in May, 1902. 



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(1) Andrew and Teiitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Peter Lynch Bumgarner and Mary (Skillman) Bumgarner 

(3) David C. and Susan B. (Ward) Bumgardner 



Children born to Dr. Ward Bumgardner and Josephine 
(Mahar) Bumgardner were: Esther, Robert, and 
an infant. 

(5) Esther Bumgardner, born 2 July 1896, was 
married 26 June 1926 to Reynolds E. Smith. 
He was bom 15 November 1899, the son of 
Edward Elverton and Francella (Reynolds) 
Smith. This couple resided in Joliet, 111., 
where Mr. Smith was an electrical engineer. 
They had no children. 

(5) Francis Bumgardner, infant, born 7 May 1903, 
died at birth. 

(5) Robert Bumgardner, born 21 August 1904, died 
4 January 1961 and is buried in Asbury Ceme- 
tery, Clark County, Ohio. He did not marry. 

(4) Dr. Clifford H. Bumgardner, born 7 November 1876, 
died 3 September 1927. He was married 22 February 
1899 to Marie Wilson. She died 12 August 1968. 
Dr. Bumgardner was a physician, having attended 
medical schools in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. 
One son, Lowell, was born to this couple. 

(5) Lowell Ward Bumgardner, born 30 June 1902, 

died 6 June 1961, He was married 18 October 
1930 to Julia Whittington, daughter of Thomas 
Whittington. They had one son, James. 

(6) James Philip Bumgardner, born 5 February 
1932 

David C. Bumgardner 's second wife was Ida Thornberg, and 
to this marriage one son, Ray, was born. 

(4) Ray Bumgardner, bom 22 August 1894, married Alda 
Tavenner 25 August 1914. She was born 1 May 1893, 
the daughter of Charles and Josephine (Dane) 
Tavenner. Two children were born: Nadine and 
Richard. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Peter Lynch and Mary (Skillman) Bumgarner 

(3) David C, and Ida (Thornberg) Bumgardner 

(4) Ray and Alda (Tavenner) Bumgardner 

(5) Nadine Bumgardner, born 29 March 1916, 
married Eddie Chapman 24 December 1927. 

(5) Richard Bumgardner, born 6 May 1923, 

married Bessie Lou Corwin 13 March 1943. 

(3) Lou B. Bumgardner, the second child and only daughter 
of Peter Lynch Bumgarner was born 27 June 1858 and 
died 28 February 1936. She was married 14 June 1893 
to Samuel H. Neer. He was born 18 September 1852, 
the son of Isaiah and Ann Neer. Both are buried in 
Asbury Cemetery, Clark County, Ohio. They had no 
children. 



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CHAPTER SEVEN 



ABRAHAM BUMGARDNER 



Abraham Bumgardner, the sixth child and fourth son of 
Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner, was born 15 June 
1816 in Clark County, Ohio, and died 28 July 1886. He 
was united in marriage to Nancy Runyan 10 February 1845 
in Clark County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Joseph 
and Elizabeth (Curl) Runyan and was born in Clark County 
31 January 1826. She died 8 March 19Q9. Both are buried 
in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Champaign 
County, Ohio. 

Abraham Bumgardner was 28 years old and his bride, 19, 
when in 1845 they set up their home in a log cabin just 
east of Asbury Chapel, near Catawba, Ohio. At that time 
the steam locomotive still created a furore of excitement 
but the iron rails were creeping steadily westward to 
gird east to west. The telegraph had been officially 
tested and was still a legend to the Ohio country, although 
it was familiar in the East. Pioneers were pushing into 
Oregon and, as a result, a war with Great Britain hung 
in the balance. Texas had won a bloody independence from 
Mexico and had joined the union of the United States of 
America. The grievances which culminated a few years later 
in the Civil War were evident and were growing more pro- 
nounced. In three more years gold was to be discovered 
and, like a magnet, draw families by the thousands across 
the plains, deserts and mountains. 

But Abraham and Nancy remained in Ohio. From their first 
cabin they moved into a log house at Pleasant Chapel, where 
their last three children were born. About 1876 they built 
a larger nine-room house which still stands among tall 
whispering pines. 

Abraham Bumgardner was a man of medium stature, with light 

brown hair and blue eyes. He was also left-handed, and 

this characteristic is found scattered among his descendants. 

By trade, he was a farmer, but much of his time was occupied 

with prayer meetings, Sunday School meetings and church services 

which he conducted in the Catawba Methodist community as 

the "Local Preacher". Endowed with a good singing voice, 

he was known through the countryside as a singer, as well 

as a preacher and farmer. 



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ABRAHAM BUMGARDNER 

One of his Local Preacher's Licenses is in the possession 
of Blanche and Warren Baumgardner, Springfield, Ohio. It 
reads as follows: 

(For District Conference) 

Renewal of 
Local Preacher's License 

To all whom it may concern - 

This certifies that the license of A. BUMGARDNER 
as a Local Preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church 
is hereby renewed. 

Signed by order of the District Conference of 
Cincinnati Conf,, in the Springfield District, this 
15th day of June, 1876. 

G. B. SMITH, Secretary J, W. CASSATS, Chairman 



While Abraham Bumgardner was never ordained as a minister 
of the Methodist Church, still he rendered a great service 
to the people of the Catawba Methodist community as their 
"Local Preacher". 

Nine children - six boys and three girls - were born to this 
couple and all of them received only common school education, 
T^ese children were: 

George, Perry, John, Joseph, Arabell, 
Mary Etta, Clara, Lincoln, and Charles. 



Signature of Abraham Bumgardner from his bible: 



cA- ^' 



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ABRAHAM BUMGARDNER and NANCY RUNYAN, His Wife 




j^^^^j^jjjggjjj^^^jlj^^^^^^^^g^^^g^^^SfflfiHBB 



CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM AND NANCY (RUNYAN) BUMGARDNER 




I 



Front Row: George, Perry, John, Joseph 

Back Row: Belle, Lincoln, Charles, Mary Etta, and Clara 



ABRAHAM BUMGARDNER 
CHART OF DESCENDANTS 



ABRAHAM 
BUMGARDNER 



md. 
Nancy 
Runyan 
Feb. 10, 1845 



George md, 
Emma Vanskiver 



Elsie m. Clay Rogers 
Walter- -did not marry 
Harry m. Viola Clotworthy 
Clark m. A nna Trophagan 



Perry md, (1) 
Mahala Cllmer 



(2) Margaret 



Sherwin m, Laura Wing fie Id 
Georgia m. George E. Turner 
Foster m. Mary Reedy 
Lillian--did not marry 
Nellie m. Howard Ritchie 

Edna m. Ha rold Hainsworth 



Yeazel 



John md, 
Sarah Stipes 



Fred m. Isa Sharp (1) 

Jennie Ammon (2) 
Everett, infant 
Zelda m, Charles Runyan 
Virginia m. Howard Skillman 
Lawrence m, Ruth Phillips 
Nancy m. George Calhoun (1) 

J, C. Chapman (2) 
Cecil m, Martha Gunderman 
Earl m. Et hel Markley 



Joseph md, 
Mary Ellen Eamhart 



S, Clifford m. Emma Shofstall (1) 

Elizabeth Walsh (2) 
Clarence m, Florence Hales 
Stella m, Forrest Mahar 
Leona m. F red Vance Beatty 



Arabell md, 
Luther Stipps 



Mary Etta m, 
Frank West 



No children. Reared their 
nephew. Earl Bumgardner 



Foster m. Flo McMurray 

Loral m. Mary Powell 

Clara m, Jo 

Charles H, m. Myra Woodward 

William m. Hazel Rockwell (1) 

Margaret I, Burt (2) 



Clara m, 
Thomas Castillo 



Almond m, Alice Ballentine 
Clarence m. Elma Telge 
William m, lona Patterson 
Elton--did not marry 
Thomas m, Marcella Barkman 



A, Lincoln m, 
Zada A, Neer 



Florence Ethel - died young 
Sarah Blanche- -did not marry 
Warren m, Ruth V. Shoemaker 



Charles md, 
Jessie Garrett 



Ruth did not marry. Died young, 
Erma m, Jason Baker (1) 
Stanley Meyers (2) 



(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) George Andrew Bumgardner, born 12 November 1846 in 
Clark County, Ohio, died 13 July 1921. He married 
Emily Ann (Emma) Vanskiver, daughter of Abner Vanskiver. 
She was born 18 April 1851 and died 2 July 1925. George 
and Emma Bumgardner are buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery, 
Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio. 

Four children were born: Elsie, Walter, Harry, Clark. 

(4) Elsie Bumgardner, born 19 April 1880, died 14 Octo- 
ber 1939. She married Clay Rogers, son of Russell 
and Lydie E. Rogers. He was born 1 September 1863 
and died in 1945. They had no children. 

(4) Walter Bumgardner, born 9 October 1881, died 

29 December 1929. He did not marry. He is buried 
in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Ohio. 

(4) Harry Bumgardner, born 12 November 1888, was married 
12 May 1913 in Los Angeles, California, to Viola 
Clotworthy, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Horner) 
Clotworthy, She was born 25 April 1890. He died 
in 1959. 

This family lived in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, until 1922 
and at that time moved to California. They resided 
at Redondo Beach in 1944. Ihey had three children: 
George, Sarah, and William. 

(5) George Harold Bumgardner, born 14 October 1915, 
married Esther Viola Baldwin 3 December 1938. 
She was born 15 November 1920, daughter of Ira 
and Dolly (Van Druff) Baldwin. They had one son: 

(6) Harry Lynn Bumgardner, born 7 January 1941. 

(5) Sarah Madge Bumgardner, born 17 July 1917, 

married George Francis Bartholomew 6 August 1938. 
He was the son of George and Mildred (Harriman) 
Bartholomew and was born 30 May 1916. In 1944 
they resided at 127% East 49th St., Los Angeles, 
California, and had one son living. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) George Andrew and Emily Ann (Vanskiver) Bumgardner 

(4) Harry and Viola (Clotworthy) Bumgardner 

(5) Sarah Madge (Bumgardner) and George F. Bartholomew 



(6) Richard Dennis Bartholomew, born 

24 January 1940, died 25 January 1940. 

(6) Steven Lee Bartholomew, born 15 July 1941. 

(5) William Walter Bumgardner, born 21 September 
1918 at Mechanicsburg, Ohio, was unmarried in 
1944. 

(4) Clark Bumgardner, born 11 April 1886, died in 1952. 
He married Anna Trophagan 1 January 1908. She was 
the daughter of Richard T. Trophagan and was born 
18 September 1888 and died in the Fall of 1970. 
They lived at Milford Center, Union County, Ohio, 
and had one son, Robert. 

(5) Robert Bumgardner, born 10 April 1910, married 
Ruth Armstrong 10 July 1935. She was born 
16 August 1905, daughter of Harry Armstrong. 

(3) Eli Perry (called Perry) Bumgardner, born 10 August 1848, 
died 3 March 1921. He married Mahala Climer 25 July 1872. 
She was the daughter of William W. and Belinda (Arbogast) 
Climer and was born 15 December 1846. She died 17 June 
1898. Both are buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery, 
Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio. 

They had five children: Sherwin, Georgia, Foster, Lillian, 
and Nellie. 

(4) Sherwin Bumgardner, born 18 August 1873, married Laura 
Wingfield 6 January 1897. She was born 26 December 
1868, daughter of Felix and Eliza Ann Wingfield. 
Laura died in 1942 and Sherwin died in 1946. Both 
are buried in the Asbury Chapel Cemetery, Pleasant 
Township, Clark County, Ohio. 

Six children were born to this couple: Helen, Ralph, 
Olive, Alice, Thelma, and Anna, 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Eli Perry and Mahala (Climer) Bumgardner 

(4) Sherwin and Laura (Wingfield) Bumgardner 



(5) Helen Bumgardner, born 15 February 1898, was married 

18 January 1919 to Milton Violet. He was born 30 August 
1893, the son of Frank and Harriet Violet. They resided 
in Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio, in 1941 and 
had five children: 

(6) Marjorie Frances Violet, born 10 January 1920. 

(6) Harriet Lucille Violet, born 27 April 1922, married 

Earl Weaver 30 August 1938. 
(6) Roger Milton Violet, born 27 October 1934. 
(6) Olive Ruth Violet, born 1 June 1929. 
(6) Helen Louise Violet, born 12 August 1930. 

(5) Ralph E. Bumgardner, bom 6 September 1899, was married 
25 December 1923 to Avis Douglas. She was born 23 Febru- 
ary 1901, the daughter of Elmer and Ettie Douglas. They 
had nine children. In 1971 they resided in Kalamazoo, 
Michigan, and were planning to move early in 1972 to 
Bradenton, Florida. 

Their children were: Dora Jean, Virginia, Ralph, Harold, 
Paul, Duane, Glenn, and twins Sharon and Shirley. 

(6) Dora Jean Bumgardner, born 25 October 1924, married 
Carl D. Frederick. He was born 13 April 1920, the 
son of Forrest and Marie Frederick. They had four 
children: Ralph, Paula Jean, Becky Lynn, Gerald. 
Date of their marriage was 18 June 1944. 
(7) Ralph Harvey Frederick, born 6 April 1945, 
married Janet Powers 21 July 1968. She was 
the daughter of Francis and Norma Powers. 
They have one son: 

(8) Robert Charles Frederick, born 14 March 1971. 

(7) Paula Jean Frederick, born 7 May 1950, married 

John D. Johnson 6 June 1970. He was born 14 June 
1947, the son of Robert and Johanna Johnson. 

(7) Becky Lynn Frederick, bom 21 May 1952, was married 
20 March 1971 to Thomas Sellers. He was bom 
19 September 1948, son of Richard L. and Martha 
Sellers. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Eli Perry and Mahala (Climer) Bumgardner 

(4) Sherwin and Laura (Wingfield Bumgardner 

(5) Ralph E. and Avis (Douglas) Bumgardner 

(6) Dora Jean (Bumgardner) and Carl D. Frederick 



(7) Gerald Lee Frederick, born 15 February 1957. 

Dora Jean and Carl Frederick were divorced 3 July 1958 

and Dora Jean married Jacob Jon Robyns, Jr., 7 November 

1958. He was born 27 November 1912, the son of Jacob 
and Jennie Robyns. 



(6) 



Virginia Marie Bumgardner, born 14 February 1932, was 
married 20 October 1950 to Glenn Edward Little. *He 
was born 11 November 1930, the son of Carl and 'Evelyn 
Little. They have two children: 

(7) Kim Alan Little, born 18 August 1951. 

(7) Terry Diane Little, born 27 September 1953. 

(6) Ralph Elmer Bumgardner, Jr., born 10 March 1934 was 
married April 24. 1954, to Roslyn Joan Qttney 'she 
was born 27 September 1934, the daughter of Paul J 
and Victoria Ottney. They have three children: 

(7) Roxie Marie Bumgardner, born 30 July 1956 
(7) Ronald Paul Bumgardner, born 9 April 1959* 
(7) Reva Lynn Bumgardner, born 22 November 1963. 



(6) 



(6) 
(6) 



I 



Harold l£e Bumgardner, born 20 August 1935, was married ■{ 
25 August 1956 to Norma Jean Crouch. She v^as born 
5 September 1937, the daughter of Buel and Sally Crouch 
They have three children: ^roucn. 

(7) Judy Ann Bumgardner, born 29 July 1957 
(7) Susan Kay Bumgardner, born 20 August 1959 
(7) Lesa Lynne Bumgardner, born 25 August 1971. 

Paul Clark Bumgardner, stillborn 17 November 1938. 

2Tjuly'l96l tn'''"J^'°" ' •'^""^^^ 19^0' "- — ied 
27 November iS^/r ^^^'^^^^^ ^quiers. She was bom 
They have Li H^f"^^'"" °^ "^^P^on and Florence Squiers 
They have two children, Sheryl Lynn, and Michael Edward 



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Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

Eli Perry and Mahala (Climer) Bumgardner 

Sherwin and Laura (Wingfield) Bumgardner 

Ralph E. and Avis (Douglas) Bumgardner 

Duane Edward and Naoma Elisabeth (Squiers) Bumgardner 

(7) Sheryl Lynn Bumgardner, born 3 March 1964. 
(7) Michael Edward Bumgardner, born 14 June 1966. 

(6) Glenn Dale Bumgardner, born 18 May 1943, was married 
10 April 1970 to Donna Le June Battjes. She was born 
10 July 1949, daughter of Martin and Evelyn Battjes. 

(6) Sharon Kay Bumgardner, twin, born 12 June 1947, was 
married 1 October 1968 to Peter H. Dyksterhouse, Jr. 
He was born 17 August 1946, the son of Peter H. and 
Pauline Dyksterhouse. They have one son: 

(7) Peter Richard Dyksterhouse, born 26 July 1969. 

(6) Shirley Faye Bumgardner, twin, born 12 June 1947. 

(5) Olive Bumgardner, born 19 November 1901, married Glenn Loveless 
23 December 1922. He was born 25 May 1887, the son of Thomas 
and Elizabeth Loveless. He died prior to 1972. They had two 
sons, Philip and Ronald. 

(6) Philip Leon Loveless, born 26 December 1923, married Edna 
McDonald 16 March 1945. She was born 13 August 1923, the 
daughter of Wilber and Luella McDonald. He served four 
years in the Air Force during World War II. They have 
five children: 

(7) Judy Ann Loveless, born 29 January 1946. 

(7) Carl Edward Loveless, born 28 December 1946. 

(7) Sharon Kay Loveless, born 1 August 1948. 

(7) Cathy Marie Loveless, born 20 September 1952. 

(7) Nancy Elizabeth Loveless, bom 23 March 1960. 

(6) Ronald Thomas Loveless, born 6 January 1931, married 
Shirley Maxine Hayes 18 August 1950. She was born 
10 August 1934, daughter of Carl and Sylvia (Gibson) Hayes. 
Ronald served four years in the U, S, Army during the 
Korean conflict. They have five children: 

(7) William Thomas Loveless, born 17 October 1952. 
(7) Ronald Sherwin Loveless, born 28 December 1953. 
(7) Doris Marie Loveless, born 16 April 1957. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy. (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Eli Perry and Mahala (Climer) Bumgardner 

(4) Sherwin and Laura (Wingfield) Bumgardner 

(5) Olive (Bumgardner) and Glenn Loveless 

(6) Ronald Thomas and Shirley Maxine (Hayes) Loveless 

i 

(7) Sandra Lee Loveless, born 4 December 1960. 
(7) Mea Sylvia Loveless, born 20 November 1965. 

(5) Alice Bumgardner, born 25 May 1903, married Lawrence 

Wildman 12 June 1924. They were divorced, and 6 August 
1933 she married Willis Shirk, who died 10 October 1941. 
Alice married 20 January 1946 Larry Boetel, son of 
Herbert and Lila (Carson) Boetel. He was born 26 May 1904. 

(5) Thelma Bumgardner, born 28 March 1907, married Robert 
Holden 22 March 1943. He was born 22 January 1909, 
the son of William E. and Floy (Exline) Holden, and 
died 5 October 1969. 

(5) Anna Bumgardner, born 7 January 1911, married Harold 
Frederick Hoerner as his second wife, 21 October 1943. 
They reside in San Antonio, Texas and have one son. 
Mr. Hoerner was born 5 March 1906. 

(6) Sherwin Frederick (Butch) Hoerner, born 

8 November 1945. 

(4) Georgia Bumgardner, born 18 September 1874, was married 
12 October 1898 to- George E. Turner. He was the son of 
John and Eleanor Turner and was born 22 June 1877, They 
had no children. 

(4) Foster Bumgardner, born 3 October 1876, married Mary Reedy, 
daughter of John and Susan Reedy. He died 23 February 1931 
and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, 
Champaign County, Ohio. They had six children: Alta, 
Millie, Louis, Alameda, Margaret, and Dorothy Rae. 

(5) Alta Bumgardner, born 5 August 1899, married Harry 

Freeman in August, 1925. He was born 22 January 1889, 
son of George and Sarah Freeman. They had five 
children: Caroline, Edwin, Harry, Wayne, and Mary 
Lou. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Eli Perry and Mah'ala (Climer) Bumgardner 

(4) Foster and Mary (Reedy) Bumgardner 

(5) Alta (Bumgardner) and Harry Freeman 

(6) Caroline Freeman, born 23 March 1926. 

(6) Edwin Freeman, born 13 July 192 7. 

(6) Harry Freeman, born 25 October 1929. 

(6) Wayne Freeman, born 26 February 1931. 

(6) Mary Lou Freeman, born 11 June 1932. 

(5) Millie Bumgardner, born 6 November 1900, married 
William Hatfield in August, 1920. He was born 

17 August 1899, son of Frank and Ettie Hatfield. 
They had three children: Donald, William, Joan. 

(6) Donald Hatfield, born 23 April 1920. 
(6) William Hatfield, born 27 January 1922. 
(6) Joan Hatfield, born 9 October 1928. 

(5) Louis Bumgardner, born 25 October 1902, married 

Ella M. Hamilton in September, 1927. She was bom 
8 August 1902, daughter of Murray and Anna Hamilton. 
They had one daughter, Dianne. 

(6) Dianne Bumgardner, born 26 July 1929. 

(5) Alameda Bumgardner, born 3 February 1907, married 
Walter Moon in September, 1935. He was born 20 May 
1907, son of Walter and Ella Moon. They were later 
divorced. 

(5) Margaret Bumgardner, born 16 April 1909, married 
DeWitt Rutan 24 August 1930. He was born 25 May 
1907, the son of Glenn and Delia Rutan. She died 
in November, 1945. 

(5) Dorothy Rae Bumgardner, born 24 January 1918, 

married Harvey Layman 2 March 1940. He was born 

18 September 1916, son of Harvey and Nellie Layman. 
They resided in Springfield, Ohio. 

(4) Lillian Bumgardner, nicknamed "Pet" was born 27 January 
1879 and died 24 January 1913. She did not marry. She 
is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Ohio. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Eli Perry and Mahala (Climer) Bumgardner 



(4) Nellie Bumgardner, born 31 January 1882, died 19 August 
1936. She married Howard Ritchie 31 December 1902, 
He was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Ritchie and was 
born 16 January 1882, Ihey had one child, Gwyneth, 

(5) Gwyneth Estella Ritchie, born 10 December 1903 in 
Clark County, Ohio, was married 23 August 1927 to 
Millard Ashley Allender, He was born 2 August 1905, 
son of Ashley Lee and Georgia Glenara (Runyan) 
Allender. They reside in Clark County, Ohio, and 
have three children: James, Jayne, and Jacquelyn, 

(6) James Howard Allender, born 13 January 1930, 
married Ellen Theresa Donohue, 1 February 
1952, She was the daughter of Eugene John 
and Mary Edith (McNeil) Donohue and was born 
20 December 1931. They have 7 children: 

(7) Debra Lynn Allender, born 13 Jan. 1953. 

(7) Mary Estella Allender, born 28 Feb. 1954. 

(7) Jilleen Therese Allender, born 14 May 1955, 

(7) Dinah Marie Allender, born 20 July 1956, 

(7) Sheri Ellen Allender, born 21 December 1959, 

(7) James Ritchie Allender, born 22 April 1961, 

(7) Judith Elaine Allender, born 12 June 1962. 

(6) Edna Jayne (called Jayne) Allender, born 28 June 
1932, married Carl Junior Knox 22 June 1951, 
He is the son of Carl Robert and Ruth Leona 
(Ballard) Knox, and was born 14 February 1932, 
They have three children: 

(7) Anna Lee Knox, born 18 May 1952, married 
James Leonard Adkins 3 July 1970. He was 
born 9 December 1950. 

(7) Nancy Jane Knox, born 8 April 1955, 
(7) Carl James Knox, born 26 July 1959, 

(6) Mary Jacquelyn Allender (called Jacquelyn) was 

born 14 August 1935. She married Kenneth Clarence 
Tate 3 September 1954. He was the son of Clarence 
and Verna (Ollie) Tate and was born 25 July 1929. 
They have two children: Denis and Mark. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Eli Perry and Mahala (Climer) Bumgardner 

(4) Nellie (Bumgardner) and Howard Ritchie 

(5) Gwyneth Estella (Ritchie) and Millard Ashley Allender 

(6) Mary Jacquelyn (Allender) and Kenneth Clarence Tate 

(7) Denis Andrew Tate, born 21 August 1955 
(7) Mark Aaron Tate, born 13 February 1959 

After the death of his wife 17 June 1898, Eli Perry Bumgardner 
married Margaret Yeazell on 23 October 1900. She was the daughter 
of Frank and Susannah Yeazell and was born 6 November 1870. She 
died 9 February 1961. One daughter, Edna, was born of this marriage. 

(4) Edna Bumgardner, born 19 August 1902, died 30 July 1923. 
She married Harold Hainsworth 15 June 1921. He died 
15 July 1924. TVins were born to this couple, one of 
whom died at birth. 

(5) William Hainsworth, born 3 May 1922, was reared by 

his maternal grandmother after the death of his parents 
He served with the U, S, Aarmy from November, 1942, 
to March, 1946. He married Betty Fisher 5 May 1946. 
She was the daughter of Wallace and Lulu Fisher and 
was born 6 April 1927. They have two children:' 

(6) Steven Haijisworth, bom 21 December 1948, married 
Sandra Frazee 4 July 1970, daughter of Eugene 
and Teresa Frazee, born 8 May 1952. Steven is 
now serving with the U, S. Army in Okinawa. 

(6) Carol Hainsworth, born 3 October 1952, married 
Jack DeVriend 7 November 1970. He is the son 
of John and Wanda DeVriend and was born 27 April 
1951. He is now serving with the U. S, Army in 
Germany. They have one child: 

(7) Donavon DeVriend, born 1 June 1971, 

(3) John Wesley Bumgarnder, born 28 November 1850, died 29 June 1919. 
He was married in June, 1875, to Sarah Arabell Stipes. She was 
the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Runyan) Stipes and was born 
19 September 1855. She died 1 August 1890. Both are buried in 
the Asbury Chapel Cemetery, Catawba, Clark County, Ohio. 



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Eight children were born: Fred, Everett, Zelda, Virginia, 

Lawrence, Cecil, Earl, and Nancy. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) John Wesley and Sarah Arabell (Stipes) Bumgardner 



(4) Frederick (Fred) Bumgardner, born 7 December 1876, died 
12 November 1951. He was married 27 December 1899 to 
Isa Sharp, daughter of George and Mary Sharp. She was 
born 1 November 1878 and died 14 June 1922. Four children 
were born: Leah, Paul, Anna Mary, and Ralph. 

(5) Leah Maud Bumgardner, born 19 March 1901; died 
10 September 1901. 

(5) Paul S. Baumgardner, born 10 December 1903, died 

in 1970. His first wife was Roberta Prugh, whom he 
married 2 August 1930. She was born 28 July 1906 
and died 9 October 1951. They had four children; 
John, Beverly, Paul, Nancy. 

His second wife was Jane Read, to whom he was 
married 9 May 1954. 

(6) John Frederic Baumgardner, born 29 January 
1932, was married 4 February 1954 to Anita 
Adkins. 

(6) Beverly Ann Baumgardner, born 2 September 1933, 
was married 22 February 1952 to Billy Jo Ward. 
In 1956 they had one child: 

(7) Paula Ann Ward, born 19 June 1954. 

(6) Paul Sharp Baumgardner, born 31 July 1935. 
(Not married in 1956) 

(6) Nancy Jane Baumgardner, bom 3 July 1937. 
(Not married in 1956) 

(5) Anna Mary Baumgardner, born in February, 1907, 
died 14 August 1907. 

(5) Ralph Eldon Baumgardner, born 14 June 1910, married 

Dolores Marie Thomas. In 1956 they had three daughters 
Barbara Jane, Betty Jean, and Dolores Marie. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) John Wesley and Sarah Arabell (Stipes) Bumgardner 

(4) Frederick and Isa (Sharp) Bumgardner 

(5) Ralph Eldon and Dolores Marie (Thomas) Baumgardner 



(6) Barbara Jane Baumgardner, born 22 September 
1939. 

(6) Betty Jean Baumgardner, born 9 September 194A. 

(6) Dolores Marie Baumgardner, Jr., born 17 August 
1945. 

Isa Sharp Bumgardner died 14 June 1922, and 14 September 
1923, Fred Bumgardner was united in marriage to Jennie 
Ammon. She was bom 2 June 1878. There were no children 
born of this marriage. 

Fred Bumgardner is buried in the Asbury Chapel Cemetery, 
near Catawba, Clark County, Ohio. 

(4) Everett Bumgardner, born 7 January 1878, infant, died 
in July of the same year. 

(4) Zelda Bumgardner, born 21 September 1879, died 22 Febru- 
ary 1929. She married Charles Runyan 25 December 1900. 
He was born 2 March 1875, the son of James Milton Runyan 
and Mary Jane (McClennen) Runyan. He died in 1929. 
Five children were born: Marion, Carlton, Dorothy, and 
two infants. 

Both Zelda and Charles are buried in Asbury Chapel Cemetery, 
near Catawba, Clark County, Ohio. 

(5) Marion Runyan, born 19 September 1904, died prior to 
1971. He was married 12 June 1929 to Gladys Wells. 
She was born 2 February 1909, the daughter of Charles 
and Minnie Wells. They had four children: Howard, 
Norman, Rodger, and Joyce Ann. 

(6) Howard Runyan, born 15 March 1930. 

(6) Norman Runyan, born 20 March 1934. 

(6) Rodger Runyan, born 3 March 1935, married 

20 December 1956 to Suzanne Rockfield, daughter 
of Russell and Isabell Rockfield of Springfield, 
Ohio. She was born 8 September 1935. 

(6) Joyce Ann Runyan, born 26 August 1936, 



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Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

John Wesley and Sarah Arabell (Stipes) Bumgardner 

Zelda (Bumgardner) and Charles Runyan 

(5) Mary Runyan, infant, born 1906; died 1909. 

Buried in Asbury Chapel Cemetery, Catawba, 0. 

(5) Carlton (Tim) Runyan, born 15 October 1908, was 
married 15 October 1929 to Grace Titus. She was 
born 6 October 1908, daughter of Arthur Titus, 
and died in 1966. They had two sons - Robert 
and Donald. 

(6) Robert Runyan, born 17 July 1930, was 

killed in an automobile accident 27 Octo- 
ber 1946. 

(6) Donald Runyan, born 17 November 1934. 

(5) Dorothy Runyan, born 3 April 1914, died 1 August 
1932. She did not marry. 

(5) Harold Runyan, infant, bom in 1917 and died 

soon after birth. He is buried in Asbury Chapel 
Cemetery. 

t Virginia Bumgardner, born 22 May 1881, died 14 May 1966. 
She is buried in Asbury Cemetery, Catawba, Ohio. She 
married Howard Skillman 2 April 1905. He was born 
20 November 1876 and was the son of Edward and Eliza 
Catherine (Harper) Skillman. Two daughters were born 
to this couple, who resided in Columbus, Ohio: Kathryn 
and Martha. 

(5) Kathryn Skillman, born 8 November 1905, married 
William Emerson Blaine 14 April 1923. He was 
born 16 June 1902 and was the son of John and 
Fanny Blaine. They had one son, William. 

(6) William Emerson Blaine, Jr., bom 2 January 
1924, married Jo Ann Merkle 22 December 1950, 
daughter of William and Peg Merkle of 
Grandview, Columbus, Ohio. In 1956 they 
had three children: James, Cathy Jo, and John. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) John Wesley and Sarah Arabell ( Stipes) Bumgardner 

(4) Virginia (Bumgardner) and Howard Skillman 

(5) Kathryn (Skillman) and William Emerson Blaine 

(6) William Emerson and Jo Ann (Merkle) Blaine, Jr. 

(7) James Michael Blaine, born 13 Septem- 
ber 1952. 
(7) Cathy Jo Blaine, born 7 August 1954. 
(7) John Craig Blaine, born 2 Sept. 1956. 

(5) Martha Skillman, born 13 July 1908, married 31 July 
1928 to Chester Witherspoon. He was bom 18 October 
1905, son of William and Julia Witherspoon. They 
reside in Columbus, Ohio, and had two children. 

(6) Virginia Ann Witherspoon, born 29 April 1931, 
married Lt. j.g. W. M, Losey 2 February 1954. 
He was the son of Marvin D. and Lura Losey 
of Columbus, Ohio. 

(6) John Chester Witherspoon, born 2 January 1937. 



(4) Lawrence Bumgardner, born 21 November 1882, died 14 April 
1932. He married Ruth Phillips 28 September 1908. She 
was the daughter of Addis and Emma Phillips and was born 
9 September 1886 and died without issue. Lawrence's 
second wife was Effie Wike, the daughter of Howard Wike. 
She was born 28 December 1886 and died 11 May 1932. 
Five children were born of this marriage: Norma, Pauline, 
Howard, Loren, and Clara May. 

(5) Norma Lucille Bumgardner, infant, born 30 March 1918, 
died 23 May 1918. 

(5) Pauline Baumgardner, born 15 September 1919, was 

married 27 June 1941 to Horace Athey. In 1956 they 
had two children - Donald Ralph, born 31 January 1948, 
and a daughter, name unknown. 

(5) Howard (Buddy) Baumgardner, born 5 November 1920, 
married Dorothy Craig 4 May 1946, She was born 
7 August 1924, the daughter of Corner and Velma Craig. 
In 1956 they had two children: 

(6) Jerry Allen Baumgardner, born 8 March 1947. 
(6) Marlyn Ann Baumgardner, born 6 November 1951. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) John Wesley and Sarah Arabell (Stipes) Bumgardner 

(4) Lawrence and Effie (Wike) Bumgardner 

(5) Loren Baumgardner, born 28 August 1922, in 1956 was 
married and had one child: 

(6) Lore Lynne Baumgardner, born 17 September 1956. 

(5) Clara May Baumgardner, born 1 March 1930. 

(4) Nancy Bumgardner, born 2 July 1884, was only six years old 
when her mother died, and she lived for a number of years 
with the Botkin family. She married twice. Her first 
husband was George Calhoun, to whom she was married 22 December 
1907. He was the son of Daniel E. and Sarah Calhoun and was 
bom 15 August 1884. There were no children bom of this 
marriage. He died 5 October 1938. 

Nancy married, second, J. C. Chapman, who was bom 31 December 
1867. He died 5 March 1952, and she died 31 May 1966 in 
Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. 

(4) Cecil Bumgardner, born 1 September 1886, married Martha 

Gunderman 23 November 1909. She was born 12 November 1893, 
the daughter of Herman and Marie Gunderman. They resided 
in Springfield, Ohio, and had two children. Cecil died 20 July 
1948. Their children: Edward and Marceile. 

(5) Edward Baumgardner, born 5 November 1917, was killed in 
an automobile accident 30 January 1970. He was married 
4 September 1936 to Mary Katherine Harrah. She was bom 
8 January 1917, the daughter of Belfer and Elma Harrah. 
Edward is buried in the Asbury Cemetery, near Catawba, 
Clark County, Ohio. They had two children: James and 
Jerry, 

(6) James Edward Baumgardner, born 8 November 1939, 

married Patricia Roberts. She was born 6 May . 

They have two daughters; 

(7) Judy Baumgardner, born 23 January 1968. 
(7) Jane Baumgardner, born 3 December 1970. 

(6) Jerry Baumgardner, born 22 December 1946, married 

Jacolyie Mary Schaefer. She was born 20 April 1947. 
They have two sons, Shane and Bradley. 

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Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

John Wesley and Sarah Arabell (Stipes) Bumgardner 

Cecil and Martha -(Gunderman) Bumgardner 

Edward and Mary Katherine (Harrah) Baumgardner 

Jerry and Jacolyie Mary (Schaefer) Baumgardner 

(7) Shane Edward Baumgardner, bom 2 September 1967. 
(7) Bradley Dean Baumgardner, born 5 January 1972. 

(5) Marceile Baumgardner, born 4 January 1919, married Charles 
Wilson, Jr., 28 February 1937. He was born 23 April 1914. 
They have two children: 

(6) Vickie Wilson, born 20 January 1947. 
(6) Valarie Wilson, born 20 January 1953, 

****** 



Earl Bumgardner, youngest child of John and Sarah Arabell 
Bumgardner, was a baby when his mother died in 1890. He 
was born 26 July 1888. He was reared by his Uncle Luther 
and Aunt Belle Stipes as their son, although he was not 
adopted. Earl married Ethel Markley and they had four 
children: Milburn, Lois, Mary Jane, and Justine. 

(5) Milburn L. Bumgardner resided near Thackery, Clark 
County, Ohio, ca 1970. 

(5) Lois Bumgardner died prior to 1960, as she is not 
mentioned in the obituary notice of her mother. 

(5) >fery Jane Bumgardner married a Mr. Holt and in 1970 
resided near Summerford, Madison County, Ohio. 

(5) Justine Bumgardner married a Mr. Clemmonds and in 
1970 they were living in Dayton, Ohio. 

Ethel Markley remarried after Earl Bumgardner 's death. 
She married a Mr. Roney and resided in Florida until her 
death 5 August 1960. She is buried in Madison County, 
Ohio. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 



(3) Joseph Runyan Bumgardner, the fourth son of Abraham 
and Nancy Bumgardner, was bom in Pleasant Township, 
Clark County, Ohio, 3 February 1854. After receiving 
common school education and passing the teacher's 
examination, he began as a young man to teach school 
in the small country schools of the county. 

He was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Earnhart of 
Champaign County, Ohio, 28 December 1876. She was 
the daughter of Morton and Margaret F. (Murry) Earnhart 
and was born in Warren County, near Lebanon, Ohio, 
1 October 1856, where the Earnharts of Pennsylvania 
and the Murry 's of Ireland settled about 1812. 

Joe and Ella Bumgardner, as they were known to their 
friends and family, went to housekeeping at Pleasant 
Chapel in a log house across from the Bumgardner "home 
place". Here all of their four children - Clifford, 
Clarence, Stella, and Leona - were born. This log 
house was the replica of all log houses of that time 
and was merely an improvement of the pioneer's log 
cabin. It contained two rooms downstairs - the roomy 
kitchen in which the members of the family spent most 
of their time, and the living room where "company" was 
entertained. A staircase replaced the early ladder 
which led to the second story. The children slept up- 
stairs much of the time; however, there was a period 
of time when the two girls, Leona and Stella, slept in 
the trundle bed which, during the day, slid out of 
sight under the high bed of their parents. The boys, 
Clifford and Clarence, slept upstairs. About 1894 
the family moved from Pleasant Chapel to a small farm 
north of Catawba and lived there until they moved into 
Catawba fifteen years later. 

Joe Bumgardner was a man of medium stature, with gray- 
ish blue eyes. His hair was dark but thinned and grayed 
early, leaving him partially bald a large part of his 
adult life. For a span of 25 years he pursued the 
teaching vocation. Pleasant Chapel, Nation Chapel, 
Vernon and Catawba schools were among those t? -ght by 
him. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 



When still a young man, Joe Bumgardner was "converted" 
during a Methodist church service. He took his vows 
so seriously that he never backslided. He abandoned 
his all too frequent use of profanity, threw away his 
"chewing" tobacco, and became such an active and faith- 
ful follower of the church that he led prayer meetings, 
class meetings and choir singings continuously in the 
churches he attended the rest of his life. 

During the several years' life of the Urbana Camp 
Meetings, before the buildings were destroyed by fire, 
this family attended for the full two weeks each year. 
The campgrounds were southeast of Urbana and were among 
the largest in the state. There families gathered for 
two weeks every summer, living in one of the several 
hundred cottages and cooking their meals on the gasoline 
stoves provided. On the grounds there was a large audi- 
torium which seated 3,500 people and in another section 
was a small "tabernacle" for the children. Services were 
held in the morning, afternoon and evening, with the prin- 
cipal speakers being such well-known evangelists as Billy 
Sunday. When the trained and talented performers of 
the Chatauqua could be secured also, the religious meet- 
ings were interspersed with the chatauqua entertainment. 

The two weeks spent each summer at the campgrounds were 
eagerly and long awaited by the children and grown-ups 
alike. Money for cottage rent and for chatauqua tickets 
was anxiously hoarded. Weeks before the camp meeting 
Ella Bumgardner worked to get the children outfitted, 
sometimes aided by a seamstress. It was a wonderful 
vacation, anxiously anticipated, and when the food, 
bedding and clothing were loaded on the wagon and the 
family were on their way in the horse and buggy, all the 
work seemed as nothing compared with the joy of being 
once again at "camp meetin'." 

In 1908 the family moved into nearby Catawba. During the 
intervening years Joe Bumgardner had been awarded the 
honor of a life certificate to teach and after a few more 
year retired. For one term he was mayor of Catawba, and 
also during this time continued raising "berries". 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Eamhart) Bumgardner 



During all the years Joe Bumgardner taught school, he 
raised blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries for 
market during the summer months between school terms 
and he continued this avocation after his retirement 
from the teaching profession. His daughter, Leona, has 
often recounted what a busy time it was when the berries 
were harvested. Her part was checking the bushels of 
berries as the pickers brought them in and paying them 
5<: per basket. 

In 1915, after all four children had married, Joe and 
Ella moved to Springfield, Ohio, where Joe continued 
raising strawberries. In Springfield they became active 
members of the Central Methodist Episcopal Church, where 
"Uncle Joe" taught the Men's Bible Class until his death 
in 1927. 

He devoted much of his time to writing obituaries and 
the long hours he spent writing and rewriting them is 
a vivid memory to his children. During the period when 
obituaries were a "necessity" he worried almost to the 
point of illness about whether the wording and substance 
of his obituaries would please the relatives of the 
deceased. 

When his children were grown and his retirement imminent, 
he took into his home two of the children of his elder 
son, whose wife had died in childbirth. Everett was two 
years old and Helen, the baby, was only two weeks old. 
Joe and Ella reared these children as carefully and as 
patiently as they had their own four. And not too much 
praise can be given them for the love they lavished on 
these two babies at a time in their lives when most 
couples, with their own brood grown to adulthood, are 
retiring from strenuous activity. 

On the day of his death, August 3, 1927, Joe Bumgardner 
had attended the National Chapel Homecoming and had been 
one of the speakers. He had just concluded his talk in 
which he said, in substance, that he liked to live among 
his friends and he hoped to die among them. A few 
minutes after he had returned to his chair he died - a 
victim of apoplexy. He had been in ill health but his 
death was unexpected. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Eamhart) Bumgardner 



Joseph Runyan Bumgardner was not a man of great afflu- 
ence and wealth but he served his community well as a 
teacher of school and church classes. He loved his 
family and his friends and inherited in many ways the 
traits of his father, Abraham, who was for many years 
the "local preacher" of the Catawba Methodist community. 
He was stern in his religious beliefs, faithful to his 
Bible, wealthy in sympathy and understanding. Tliere 
were always pennies in his pocket for the succession of 
grandchildren and a never-ending supply of stories to 
entertain them. 

He is buried in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio, 
and beside him lies his wife, Ella, who died in her 
sleep by the fire on March 22, 1940, which that year 
was Good Friday. 

Their children were Clifford, Clarence, Stella, and 
Leona, all bom in Clark County, Ohio. 

Joe Bumgardner was active in the Odd Fellows Lodge, also, 
and the gavel he used there and in his Sunday School 
class is in the possession of his grandaughter, Winifred 
Beatty. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen ( Earnhart) Bumgardner 



(4) Sylvan Clifford (known as Clifford) Bumgardner, 

born 6 April 1878, died 14 December 1919, is buried 
in the New York Bay Cemetery in New Jersey. He 
married twice. His first wife was Emma Shofstall, 
daughter of Seth and Elizabeth (Nicols) Shofstall 
of Champaign County, Ohio, whom he married in 1898. 
She was born 6 February 1879 and died 24 September 
1902 following the birth of her third child. She 
is buried with her parents in the Oakdale Cemetery, 
Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. 

They had three children: Gladys, Everett, Helen. 

(5) Gladys Marie Baumgardner, born 5 September 1898, 
died 2 September 1931. She is buried in Asbury 
Cemetery, Catawba, Ohio. She was married 
22 December 1916, to Frank Ray Hurst. He was 
born 25 October 1890 and was the son of Philander 
and Lucy (Bostwick) Hurst. They had no children. 

(5) Everett Lament Baumgardner, born 5 August 1900 in 
Clark County, Ohio, died August 26, 1971, 
in Mansfield, Ohio. He was married in 1922 to 
Aleene McDowell, from whom he was divorced in 1924. 
There were no children. 

He was united in marriage 18 November 1930 to 
Marguerite Morningstar, daughter of Willis and 
Alma (Berry) Morningstar, who was born 23 August 
1906. One son, Barry, was born: 

(6) Gene Barry Baumgardner, born 10 November 1932, 
was married 25 December 1954 to Jane Blough 
Mills. She was born 12 August 1933. They 
reside (in 1971) in Dayton, Ohio, and have 
two children, Lynn and Brad. 

(7) Lynn Mills Baumgardner, born 4 Miay 
1956 in Harlingen, Texas. 

(7) Brad Mills Baumgardner, born 29 November 
1960 in Dayton, Ohio. 

Everett is buried in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, 0. 
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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 

(4) Sylvan Clifford and Emma (Shofstall) Baumgardner 



(5) Helen Fern Baumgardner, born 7 September 1902, in 

Dayton, Ohio, was married 31 August 1927 in Springfield, 
Ohio, to Kenneth Hart Turner. He was born 1 April 1905, 
the son of Charles E. and Elizabeth (Everett) Turner of 
Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Turner was a newspaperman, having 
graduated from Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio, 
and worked in Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Washington D,C. 
at various times. He later took the position of Adminis- 
trative Assistant to Senator Herman Talraadge of Georgia, 
and from 1957 to 1967, when he retired, he served in 
this capacity for Senator Talmadge. 

They had two children: Kenneth and Jo Ellen. 

(6) Kenneth Everett Turner was born 29 January 1932 

in New Richmond, Ohio. He was married in Decatur, 
Georgia, to Janet Claire Burdsal, the daughter of 
Arthur Jerome and Mary Cardine (Green) Burdsal of 
that city. She was born in Jackson, Mississippi, 
24 May 1931, Date of their marriage was 3 October 
1952. 

Kenneth graduated in June, 1956, from the University 
of Maryland with a degree of Bachelor of Science 
in the College of Physical Education and received 
his master's degree from Maryland in 1961. 

They had one daughter, and were later divorced. 

(7) Claire Ellen Turner, born 24 June 1963 in 
Charleston, South Carolina 

Kenneth married 2nd Carolyn Lou Rouse I May 1968 
in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born 9 January 1936 
in St. Augustine, Florida, daughter of Ralph Edgar 
and Mary Mildred (Fields) Rouse. She graduated from 
Florida State University in 1958 with a Bachelor of 
Science degree and earned her Master's degree in 1962 
at the Louisiana State University. In 1972 they are 
residing in Hyattsville, Maryland, where both are 
physical education instructors in the area. Kenneth 
is completing his doctorate degree with the University 
of Georgia, which should be awarded in 1972. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 

(4) Sylvan Clifford and Emma (Shof stall) Baumgardner 

(5) Helen Fern (Baumgardner) and Kenneth Hart Turner 



(6) Jo Ellen Turner, born in Atlanta, Georgia, 

27 October 1944, graduated in 1967 from the 
University of Maryland. She was married 

28 August 1966 in the Methodist Church of 
Hyattsville, Maryland, to Lester Thompson, 

son of Clarence and Dorothy (Hendricks) Thompson. 
In 1971 they were residing at 10915 Layton St., 
Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and had two children: 

(7) Holly Elizabeth Thompson, born 29 September 

1968. 
(7) Peter Christian Thompson, born 20 July 1971. 

After the death of Emma (Shofstall) Baumgardner, Gladys was 
reared by her maternal grandparents in Urbana, Ohio; Everett 
and Helen, by their Baumgardner grandparents at Catawba and 
Springfield, Ohio. 

Clifford Baumgardner moved to Jersey City, N. J,, where on 
1 September 1907 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth 
Madeline Walsh of that city. She was bom 7 February 1882, 
the daughter of Thomas Joseph Walsh and Ellen (Crowell) Walsh, 

After the untimely death of her husband in 1919, "Bess" 
Baumgardner brought up her children alone, and in her later 
years married Harry Seyler, She died suddenly 26 April 1949 
and is buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hanover, New Jersey, 

Six children were born to Clifford and Bess Baumgardner: 
Madeline, Joseph, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Clifford, and Eileen. 

(5) Madeline Loretta Baumgardner, born 22 August 1908, was 
married 8 June 1929 to Charles Alexander "Bud" Jensen. 
He was born 15 January 1906, the son of Alexander and 
Ellen (Bowles) Jensen. They resided in Jersey City for 
a number of years and in 1941 moved to North Arlington; 
After their retirement from business they moved to 
Lakewood, N. J., and were living there in 1971. 

Bud served as Petty Officer, Second Class Storekeeper, 
at the Lakehurst Naval Station, New Jersey, 1943-1945. 



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Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 

Sylvan Clifford afid Elizabeth Madeline (Walsh) Baumgardner 

Madeline Loretta (Baumgardner) and Charles A. Jensen 



In 1956 Bud Jensen engaged in a real estate business 
with his brother-in-law, Joseph Baumgardner, in Bloom- 
field, N, J. In the years 1959 to 1969 he was associated 
with a tax consulting firm and became a partner in 1964, 
retired in 1969. Bud and Madeline do not have any 
children but are very active as favorite aunt and uncle 
to their many nieces and nephews. 

Joseph Thomas Baumgardner, born 13 April 1910, married 
Elizabeth Davis of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 12 April 1947. 
She was born 23 April 1922, daughter of Ralph and Loretta 
(Forbes) Davis. Since 1964 they have been residing at 
50 Donna Drive, Bloomfield, N, J, 

Joe Baumgardner served as Sergeant Tech. Tank Destroyer 
Bn 3rd Army during World War II in five European campaigns 
from March, 1942, to October, 1945. In 1956 his residence 
was Clifton, N, J,, where he owned his own realty- insurance 
business located in Bloomfield. He is past president of 
the North Center Savings and Loan Association of Bloomfield, 
and in 1956 was Vice President of the Board of Realtors, 
Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Belleville, and Montclair, N. J. 
He and his wife are active members of the Booster Club 
sponsoring athletic activities in Bloomfield. They have 
two children: Lynne and Jay. 

(6) Lynne Marie Baumgardner, bom 30 December 1947, 
graduated fron Michigan State University in 1970 
with high honors, having been National Honor finalist 
in 1966. In 1969 she was inducted into Tau Beta Pi 
fraternity, a national honor engineering fraternity, 
the first woman in the country to be accepted, as 
formerly women were only associate members. She 
majored in computer science. She was awarded a full 
four-year scholarship to U.C.L.A. through a doctorate 
but studied there for only one semester. She returned 
East and was married 14 August 1971 to Daniel Edward 
Bergbreiter, son of Edward and Dorothy (Naeck) Bergbreiter. 
In 1971 they were residing in Cambridge, Mass., where 
her husband is doing graduate work in chemical engineer- 
ing at M.I.T. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 

(4) Sylvan Clifford and Elizabeth M. (Walsh) Baumgardner 

(5) Joseph Thomas and Elizabeth (Davis) Baumgardner 



(6) Jay Joseph Baumgardner, born 5 December 1950, 
was attending Franklin and Marshall College in 
1969. 

(5) Elizabeth Margaret (Betty) Baumgardner, bom 18 June, 

1912, married Frederick George Eckhard 17 January 1942. 
He was the son of George and Anna (Martin) Eckhard 
and was born 10 November 1910, He served in World War 
II as Corporal R. R. Bn in Iran from February 1942 
to June 1945. In 1971 they resided at 5 Arcadia Court, 
Bloomfield, N. J. From 1931 to 1971, when he retired, 
Fred Eckhard was associated with the Chase Manhattan 
Bank, New York City, and Betty has been Personnel 
Manager at the Minor Rubber Company, Bloomfield, N, J, 
for many years. 
They have three children: Fred, Nancy, and Donald. 

(6) Frederick George Eckhard, Jr., born 20 April 1943 
shortly after his father was shipped overseas 
during World War II, was graduated from Boston 
College in 1966. He spent two years in the Belgian 
Congo, Africa, and attended the University of 
Elizabethville, where he received a Master's 
degree in linguistics from the Belgian government. 
He taught in elementary and junior high school 
for two years and in 1971 entered the journalistic 
field. In 1971 he was not married. 

(6) Nancy Ruth Eckhard, born 17 April 1946, married 

Zoran Kovacic 8 November 1969. He was the son of 
Juraj Kovacic. Mr. Kovacic is a mechanical engineer 
employed with Remington Rand and they reside in 
Bloomfield, N. J. In 1971 they had one child: 

(7) Peter Kovacic, born 24 February 1971. 

(6) Donald Gregory Eckhard, bom 9 May 1947, attended 

Franklin Pierce, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Bloomfield 
Colleges. In 1971 he was Assistant Controller for 
Kemper Insurance Company. He married Maureen Sheehan 
14 October 1970 and they reside in Orange, N, J, 
She is the daughter of John and Josephine (Litrizzi) 
Sheehan. 

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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 

(4) Sylvan Clifford and Elizabeth Madeline (Walsh) Baumgardner 



(5) Dorothy Mae Baumgardner, born 26 April 1914, was married 
6 July 1935 to Joseph A. Rowe of Jersey City, N. J. 
He was born 2 July 1913, the son of Joseph Bonaventure 
and Sarah (Maharg) Rowe. In 1971 they were residing 
in Lake Mohwak, N.J., having resided in prior years at 
Teaneck. He was associated with the American Tobacco 
Company. They have four children: Carole, Harry, 
Joseph, and Mary Beth. 

(6) Carole Ann Rowe, born 20 May 1936, married 

Richard Di Meola 26 January 1957. He was born 
30 November 1934, the son of Louis and Barbara 
(Newman) Di Meola. He is associated with the 
Comoy Pipe Co. Ltd, In 1971 they lived at Lake 
Mohawk, N.J,, and had four children: 

(7) Kathleen Di Meola, born 17 October 1957. 

(7) Daryl Di Meola, born 24 January 1959. 

(7) Sue Di Meola, born 20 September 1961. 

(7) Ann Di Meola, born 27 June 1966. 

(6) Harry William Rowe, born 19 January 1938, married 
Joyce Kiely in Hoboken, N. J, She was born 
20 June 1938, the daughter of Dr. Eugene and 
Helen (Sheeran) Kiely. Harry is associated with 
General Foods Company and in 1971 was residing 
in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1971 they had five 
children: 

(7) Mark Rowe, born 13 January 1963. 

(7) Brian Rowe, born 17 September 1964. 

(7) Michael Rowe, born 19 March 1968'. 

(7) Jenifer Rowe, born 1 June 1967. 

(7) Cathleen Rowe, born 4 November 1969. 

(6) Joseph A. Rowe, Jr., born 9 February 1946, in 1971 
was living in North Carolina. He married Carol 
Wandachek in September, 1967. In 1971 they have 
two children: Joseph and Amy. 

(7) Joseph A. Rowe, III, born 18 April 1969. 
(7) Amy Rowe, born 3 June 1971. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 

(4) Sylvan Clifford and Elizabeth M. (Walsh) Baumgardner 

(5) Dorothy Mae (Baumgardner) and Joseph A. Rowe 



(6) Mary Beth Rowe, bom 24 March 1949, attended 
the University of Oklahoma for two years and 
in 1971 was living in Edmond, Oklahoma, where 
she has the agency for the Kirby vacuum sweeper 
manufacturer. 

(5) Sylvan Clifford Baumgardner, Jr. (Cliff), born in 

Jersey City, N. J,, 24 September 1915, graduated from 
St. Peter's College, Jersey City, with a B, S. in 1940. 
He married Rita Mallon 20 June 1942. She was the 
daughter of John A. and Catherine Anne (Smyth) Mallon 
and was born 16 January 1919. They resided in Fairfield, 
Connecticut, until 1971 when they moved to Atlanta, Ga . 
Cliff is associated with the Continental Can Company. 
He served in World War II as Captain and Company Commander 
with the Fifth Army Tank Bn fron 1941-1945, his service 
being in France, Belgium, Germany, and England. 

They have seven children: Sylvan Clifford III, Judith 
Ann, Andrew, Kenneth, Claire, Robert, Mary Madeline. 

(6) Sylvan Clifford Baumgardner, III, born 12 April 
1943, married Sue Elizabeth Murphy, daughter of 
James and Jean (Goodwin) Murphy. In 1971 they 
had one child: 

(7) Erika Baumgardner, bom in February, 1971. 

(6) Judith Ann (Judy) Baumgardner, born 29 June 1944, 
graduated from Tobe ' Coburn Fashion School and in 
1971 was associated with Saks Fifth Avenue, New York 
City. 

(6) Andrew Baumgardner, born 21 August 1946, was married 
1 May 1971 to Colleen Reidy, daughter of Martin Reidy. 

(6) Kenneth Baumgardner, born 23 October 1948, served 
four years in the U. S. Navy, ending his service 
in 1971, after which he attended college. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 

(4) Sylvan Clifford and Elizabeth M. (Walsh) Baumgardner 

(5) Sylvan Clifford and Rita (Mallon) Baumgardner, Jr. 

(6) Claire Baumgardner, born 11 August 1949, is 

studying (in 1971) in Atlanta, Georgia, for a 
career in nursing. 

(6) Robert Kevin Baumgardner (Kevin) born 27 May 1953, 

(6) Mary Madeline Baumgardner, born 11 October 1955. 

(5) Eileen Baumgardner, infant, born 31 October 1918; died 
22 April 1921. 

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(4) Clarence Curl Baumgardner, born 26 October 1881, died 

27 November 1950. He was married 10 May 1905 to Florence 
A. Hales. She was the daughter of Charles and Ella 
(Harper) Hales and was born 18 January 1886. She died 
10 January 1935. Both are buried in Asbury Chapel Ceme- 
tery, Catawba, Clark County, Ohio. Clarence was a post- 
man in Springfield, Ohio. They had four children: 
Richard, Ella Ruth, Charles, and Mildred. 

(5) Richard Baumgardner, infant, born 27 March 1906; 
died 25 August 1906. 

(5) Ella Ruth Baumgardner, bom 2 7 January 1908, married 
Paul Lamar Clark 27 April 1927. He was born 
27 December 1906, the son of Robert dnd Myrtle 
(Asper) Clark. They resided in Clark County, Ohio, 
where Paul died 1 July 1959. He is buried in the 
Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio. They had 
four children: Clarence, Carolyn, Ellen, David. 

(6) Clarence La Mar Clark, born 28 October 1927, 
married Donna Lu Bruner 24 November 1949. 
She was born 3 March 1930, daughter of Robert 
and Ada (Ross) Bruner. They reside in 
Springfield, Ohio and have children Michael 
and Richard. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 
(3) Clarence Curl and Florence A. (Hales) Baumgardner 

(5) Ella Ruth (Baumgardner) and Paul Lamar Clark 

(6) Clarence Lamar and Donna Lu (Bruner) Clark 

(7) Michael Lamar Clark, born 23 May 1953. 
(7) Richard Alan Clark, born 9 May 1955. 

(6) Carolyn Mae Clark, born 9 September 1932, married 
Ray M. Perry 4 May 1951. He was born 4 May 1932, 
the son of Russell and Ruth (Inlow) Perry. Ihey' 
reside in Springfield, Ohio, and have 5 children: 

(7) Matthew Ray Perry, born 27 August 1955. 

(7) Gary J. Perry, born 3 May 1957. 

(7) John A. Perry, born 6 February 1960. 

(7) Bruce D. Perry, born 17 August 1961.' 

(7) Robert Allan Perry, born 29 October 1965. 



(5) 



(6) 



(6) 



Ellen Louise Clark, born 12 February 1938, married 
Dale Russell Glassburn 27 March 1960. He was the 
son of Emerson and Mary Magdaline (Brewer) Glassburn 
They have two children: 

(7) Lisa Rene Glassburn, born 24 October 1962. 
(7) Heidi Jo Glassburn, born 31 May 1967 

David Richard Clark, infant, born 7 September 1950 
died 8 March 1951, and is buried in Ferncliff 
Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio. 



Charles Baumgardner, born 4 June 1910, in Clark County 
Ohio married Velma Rowe 31 March 1934, from whom he 
was later divorced. They had one child: 

(6) Marcella Jean Baumgardner, born 23 November 1934 

married prior to 1956 but her whereabouts are unknown. 

Sr^^Q?Q^''T'''^"" """^^^^ ^^^"^ Ell^" Curry 30 Decem- 
n™ ; u"^' '^^ daughter of John and Edith (Willoughby) 
Curry and was born 15 June 1915 Tho,, u^a ^ ^^^s,uuy; 

later divorced ^ ^ ''"'° '°"' ^"'^ ^"^ 



(6) 

(6) 



Charles Eddie Baumgardner, born 27 January 1945 

in vlll Nam.""'''' ''' °"' ^''''' '''' ^'^ "^^^"2 
Raymond E. Baumgardner, born 4 July 1952 in 1971 
was serving in Viet Nam with the armed forces. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 

(4) Clarence Curl and Florence A. (Hales) Baumgardner 



(5) Mildred Jeanette Baumgardner, born 10 February 1913, 
I married Herbert McGowan 25 December 1930. He was 

born 13 July 1905, the son of Warren William and Olive 
[ (Emory) McGowan. They have no children and reside 

in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

t\ n^\ /\ *\ />?*/> 3* /\** TV Vt /\ 

(4) Anna Estella (Stella) Baumgardner, born 24 February 1884 
in Pleasant Township, Clark County, Ohio, near Catawba, 
died 19 February 1961 in Springfield, Ohio. She married 
Forrest H. Mahar 27 May 1903. He was the son of Martin 
and Carolina (Yeazel) Mahar of Catawba, Ohio, and was 
born 15 November 1880. He died in Springfield, Ohio, 
17 September 1962. Both are buried in the Asbury Chapel 
cemetery, southwest of Catawba, Ohio. 

Mr. Mahar taught school as a young man, near Catawba, Ohio. 
The family later moved to Springfield, Ohio, where he was 
associated with the banking and finance business. 

Five children were born: Joseph, Willadean, Roger, Paul, 
and Mary Lou. 

(5) Joseph Martin Mahar, born 18 November 1906, was 
killed by a train in Springfield, Ohio, in 1926. 
At the time of his death he was attending Ohio 
State University preparing for a career as a dentist. 

(5) Willadean Mahar, born 31 August 1909, died 22 December 
1914. She is buried at Asbury Chapel, Catawba, Ohio. 

(5) Roger Lee Mahar, born 3 February 1913, was married 

19 November 1940 to Mary Marty. She is the daughter 
of Andrew and Barbara (Senn) Marty and was born 
15 December 1916. They live in Springfield, Ohio. 
Three children were born: Shirley, Alan, and Lynn. 

(6) Shirley Kay Mahar, born 14 July 1941, in 

Springfield, Ohio, was married 27 June 1964 
to Edsel Allen Cotter, son of Russell L. and 
Rebecca E. (Baldwin) Cotter. He was born 
22 November 1936. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 

(4) Anna Estella (Baumgardner) and Forrest H. Mahar 

(5) Roger Lee and Mary (Marty) Mahar 

(6) Shirley Kay (Mahar) and Edsel Allen Cotter 

Edsel and Shirley Cotter had three children: 

(7) Steven Wesley Cotter, born 6 October 1965. 

(7) Laura Ann Cotter, born 14 June 1967. 

(7) Debxa Kay Cotter, born 18 October 1968. 

All of the children were born in Springfield, Ohio 

where they resided until 1970. At that time 

Mr. Cotter was Associate Director of Admissions, 

University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, They resided 

at 111 West Dunedin St., Columbus, Ohio, in 1971. 

(6) Alan Lee Mahar, born 23 January 1944 in Springfield, 
Ohio, graduated from Ohio State University and in 
1970 was teaching high school biology in Broward 
County, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1971 he 
married Sue Black. They had one son: 

(7) Jason Michael Mahar, born in 1971. 

(6) Lynn Andrew Mahar, born 17 September 1949 in 

Springfield, Ohio, married Debi McKee. They had 
one son: 

(7) Jon Michael Mahar, born 1 November 1968. 

(5) Paul Mahar, born 17 January 1917 in Springfield, Ohio, 
served in World War II as a private in the infantry, 
44th Division, 71st Inf. Headquarters Company. His 
period of service extended from 9 March 1942 to his 
discharge 24 February 1945, during which time he served 
29 months in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. He was 
married in Springfield, Ohio, to Donna Lou Allen 
5 September 1944. She was the daughter of Lawrence and 
Nellie Pearl (Critzer) Allen and was born in Springfield 
29 January 1917. They have two children: Karen and Joe. 

(6) Karen Ann Mahar, born 1 October 1945, was married 
5 October 1963 to Ralph Steele, son of Orville and 
Margaret (Stewart) Steele. He was born 20 December 
1940. They were divorced in June, 1967. Ttiey had 
no children. 



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Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 

Anna Estella (Bumgardner) and Forrest H. Mahar 

Paul and Donna Lou (Allen) Mahar 

Karen Ann Mahar 

Karen married Raymond Haddad 21 June 1970. He is an engineer 
and in 1971 they were residing in Canton, Connecticut. 

(6) Joseph Paul Mahar, born 30 December 1956 in Springfield, 
Ohio. 

(5) Mary Lou Mahar, born 1 January 1922 in Springfield, Ohio, 
was married 4 May 1947 in Springfield to John Blazer Lemon, 
son of George C. and Florence E. (Fay) Lemon. He was born 
in Chicago, Illinois, 2 September 1917. 

John Lemon served in the Armored Division during World War II, 
from 25 November 1941 to 11 November 1945. He was taken 
prisoner by the Germans at Kasserine Pass 15 February 1943 in 
North Africa and was a prisoner of war until released 3 May 
1945. He was discharged from the Army the following November 
after he had regained his health. 

John and Mary Lou reside in Springfield, Ohio, and have five 
sons: Keith, James, John, Chris, and David. 

(6) Keith Thomas Lemon, born 19 January 1949 

(6) James Neil Lemon, born 17 September 1950, married Judith 
Ann Tingley 18 March 1972 in the Third Church of God, 
Springfield, Ohio. She is the daughter of William S. 
Tingley. 

(6) John Curtis (Jackie) Lemon, born 22 June 1953. 

(6) Chris Mahar Lemon, born 3 April 1956 

(6) David Louis Lemon, born 25 April 1959 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 

(4) Leona Baumgardner, born 7 December 1886 in Clark County, 
Ohio, was married to Fred Vance Beatty on November 24, 
1909 in her parents' home near Catawba, Ohio. This was 
the evening before Thanksgiving, Fred Beatty was the 
son of William Craighill and Alverna (Madden) Beaty of 
Union Township, Champaign County, Ohio, and was born 
there 18 August 1884. 

This couple established their residence in Urbana, the 
county seat of Champaign County, Ohio, immediately 
after their marriage. Mr. Beatty was a painting con- 
tractor for his entire business life, specializing in 
decorating of churches, public institutions, and many 
of the fine homes in the vicinity. He was prominent 
in the Methodist Church of Urbana, serving on the Official 
Board for many years and as head usher. In the Republican 
party organization in Champaign County he served as 
precinct chairman for several years, was Treasurer of 
the county organization, and Judge of Election at the 
polls. During the latter several years of his life he 
was active in the Blue Lodge of the Masonic Temple, 
Urbana, Ohio. 

Fred Beatty died 3 July 1943 in Springfield, Ohio, at the 
home of Forrest and Stella Mahar, where he had been 
attending a dinner party. He is buried in Grandview 
Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio. 

Five children were born : Infant son, Winifred, Eugene, 
Margaret, and Robert. 

(5) Infant son, born 19 October 1912, died within a few 
hours after birth. He is buried in Grandview 
Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio. 

(5) Winifred Beatty, born 1 November 1913, in Urbana, Ohio, 
educated in the public schools of Urbana, and graduated 
in 1933 from the Urbana Junior College. Married 
September 24, 1937, to George B. McCrery and divorced 
in 1942. No children. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 

(4) Leona (Baumgardner) and Fred Vance Beatty 

(5) Eugene Madden (Gene) Beatty, born 11 October 1915 in 
Urbana, Ohio, was educated in the public schools of 
Urbana. He was married 11 June 1939 in the Methodist 
Church to Mabel Ellen Growden. She was the daughter of 
William Glenn and Icy B. (Gregg) Growden of Urbana and 
was born 2 September 1917. This couple resided for many 
years in Urbana and later moved to Columbus, Ohio. 

They have three sons: Bill, Fred, and Chris. 

(6) William Eugene (Bill) Beatty, born 29 April 1941 
in Urbana, Ohio, married Jeanne Collette Haessley 
in Cleveland, Ohio, 1 October 1964. Bill graduated 
from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, as a Methods 
Engineer. In 1971 they reside in Chillicothe, 
Ohio, and have two daughters: 

(7) Beth Ellen Beatty, born 27 December 1966 in 
Olean, New York. 

(7) Sherry Ann Beatty, born 26 August 1968 in 
Olean, New York. 

(6) James Frederick (Fred) Beatty, born 8 August 1942 

in Urbana, Ohio, was graduated from Ohio University, 
Athens, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science degree in 
1964, and from the Ohio State School of Dentistry, 
Columbus, Ohio, in 1967. He enlisted in the U. S. 
Navy, was commissioned a Captain in 1968 and was 
assigned to a Marine Division, with whom he served 
in Viet Nam until the end of his enlistment. 

(6) John Christopher (Chris) Beatty, born in Urbana, Ohio, 
12 July 1944, attended Ohio State University from 
which he was graduated in 1969. He married Sharon 
Ann Kerns 20 June 1970 in the St. Marys Catholic Church, 
Urbana, Ohio. She was born 10 February 1947, the 
daughter of Robert Cicero and Margaret Genevieve 
(Strapp) Kerns of Urbana. She graduated from the 
Ohio Dominican College, Columbus, Ohio. In 1972 
they reside in Cincinnati, Ohio, and both are 
teaching in the schools in that area. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 

(4) Leona (Baumgardner) and Fred Vance Beatty 

(5) Margaret Leah Beatty, born 24 December 1917, in Urbana, 
Ohio, was graduated from Urbana High School in June, 1935, 
and attended Moore's Business College. Before her marriage 
she was employed in the Urbana Daily Citizen newspaper 
office. She was married 6 July 1941 in the Methodist 
Church of Urbana, to Floyd Max Brandeberry. He was the 
son of Floyd B. and Jessie (Grimes) Brandeberry and was 
born in Urbana 2 April 1920. 

Max served in World War II in the Field Artillery as First 
Sergeant and was overseas in the Phillipine Islands, New 
Guinea, and the Pacific area during his tour of duty 
which ended in December 1945. 

They have four children, all born in Urbana: Sue Ellen, 
David, Gayle, and Steve. 

Since his return from service Max Brandeberry has been in 
the automobile business, in 1971 owning a Chrysler agency 
in Urbana, Ohio. 

(6) Sue Ellen Brandeberry, born 13 June 1942 in Urbana, 

Ohio, married Harold 0. Smith in the Methodist Church 
of Urbana, Ohio, in 1962. He is the son of Lawrence J. 
and Rosie (Osman) Smith. They reside in St. Paris 
(Champaign County) Ohio and in 1971 have one daughter. 

(7) Dianna Sue Smith, born 2 October 1962, in Urbana, 
Ohio. 

(6) David Max Brandeberry, born 9 March 1947 in Urbana, 
Ohio, enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served in the 
Seabees Division in Alaska and later in Vietnam 
(February 1967 to March 1968), He was stationed 
near Chu Lai in the communications operations. After 
being released from service he attended Ohio University 
in Athens, Ohio. Unmarried in 1971. 

(6) Gayle Ann Brandeberry, born 22 November 1953 in Urbana. 

(6) Steven Michael Brandeberry, bom 15 July 1955 in 
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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Joseph Runyan and Mary Ellen (Earnhart) Bumgardner 

(4) Leona (Baumgardner) and Fred Vance Beatty 



Robert Baumgardner Beatty, born 18 May 1921, in Urbana, 
Ohio, married Wilma Irene Griffin of Piqua, Ohio, in 
Covington, Kentucky, 21 December 1940. Wilma is the 
daughter of Floyd C. and Laura (Younker) Griffin and 
was born 8 July 1921. This couple resides in Piqua, 
Ohio (in 1971) and have three children: Connie, 
Sandra, and Robert (deceased), 

(6) Constance Virginia (Connie) Beatty, born 31 March 
1943 in Urbana, Ohio, was married in the Green 
Street Methodist Church of Piqua, Ohio, to Nick 
Brookhart 30 June 1962. He was the son of Maurice 
Clark and Lillian Kay (Gentis) Brookhart of Piqua 
and was born 25 May 1941 in Piqua. 

Nick graduated from the University of Cincinnati 
in 1964 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Nick 
and Connie live in Piqua, Ohio, where their two 
children (in 1971) have been born: 

(7) Julie Jo Brookhart, born 13 March 1964, on 
the day her mother was 21 years old. 

(7) Jeffrey Nick (Jeff) Brookhart, born 27 July 
1966. 

(6) Robert Vance Beatty, born 12 September 1945 in 

Urbana, Ohio, was killed in an automobile accident 
near Troy, Ohio, 1 September 1962. He is buried 
in Piqua, Ohio, in the Forest Hill Cemetery. 

(6) Sandra Irene Beatty, born 22 March 194^ in Urbana, 
Ohio, was married in the Methodist Church of Piqua, 
Ohio, to Ronald C. Carr. He was born 8 August 1947, 
the son of Raymond and Laura Carr. In 1971 they 
resided in Piqua and have three children: 

(7) Janette Irene Carr, born 27 August 1967. 
(7) Thomas Gary Carr, bom 16 January 1970. 
(7) Bradley Vance Carr, born 4 November 1971. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Arabella (Belle) Bumgardner, fifth child and eldest 
daughter of Abraham and Nancy, was bom 7 October 1855, 
and died 19 September 1917. She was married in Clark 
County, Ohio, 25 October 1877 to Luther Stipps. He 

was born 21 December 1851, the son of Abram and Catherine 
(Ropp) Stipps, and died 3 February 1933. Both are buried 
in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Ohio. 

Although no children were born to this couple, they reared 
one nephew. Earl Baumgardner, whose mother had died soon 
after he was born, and they were favorites of all their 
other nieces and nephews. 

(3) Mary Etta Bumgardner was born 28 March 1859 and died 
May 1942. She was married in Clark County, Ohio, 
23 December 1880 to Francis Marion West. He was the 
son of Samuel and Mary Ann (Prugh) West and was born 
1 January 1853. He died 3 February 1920. Both are 
buried in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio. 

This couple resided in Springfield, Ohio, and reared a 
family of five children: Foster, Loral, Clara Esther, 
Charles, and William. 

(4) Foster Vance West, born 12 February 1882, in Clark 
County, Ohio, died 1 May 1966. He married Flo 
McMurray 24 December 1905. She was born 26 June 1880, 
the daughter of Alexander B. and Mary (Houser) McMurray. 
She died 17 April 1970. Both are buried in Ferncliff 
Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio. One son, Herbert, was 
born to this couple. 

(5) Herbert Nelson West, born 15 October 1906 in 
Springfield, Ohio, taught school for many 
years and in 1971 had retired from school 
teaching and was following the profession of 
a real estate broker in Springfield, Ohio. 

(4) Loral Aquila West, born 11 September 1884, died 

12 January 1964. He married Mary Powell 30 May 1905, 
She was born 10 October 1885, the daughter of Edward 
and Jennie (Forsythe) Powell. This couple resided 
north of Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, and had one 
son: Edward. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Mary Etta (Bumgardner) and Francis Marion West 

(4) Loral Aquila and Mary (Powell) West 



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(5) Edward Francis West, born 14 December 1913, was married 
19 April 1941 to Mary Ann Catherine Januskwich. She 
was born 1 October 1913, the daughter of Adam and Ann 
(Lalko) Januskwich. They reside in Springfield, Ohio, 
and have four children: Carolyn, Susan, Barbara, Eliot. 

(6) Carolyn Ann West, born 29 October 1942, married 
William Casper Hanlin 26 June 1961. He was born 
29 January 1940. They have two children: 

(7) William C. Hanlin, born 30 September 1962. 
(7) Tracy Leigh Hanlin, born 13 August 1963. 

(6) Susan Marie West, born 23 July 1944, married James 
E. Baker 23 July 1968. He was born 12 Sept. 1934. 

(6) Barbara Etta West, born 19 January 1947, married 

John William Martin 3 September 1965. He was born 
13 August 1941. They have two children: 

(7) Shawn Tyler Martin, born 10 April 1967 
(7) Jennifer Martin, born 26 May 1968 

(6) Eliot Loral West, born 2 June 1950 



(4) Clara Esther West, born 1 December 1886, was married 16 January 
1907 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, to Jonathan Markley. 
He was born 6 May 1885, the son of William and Catherine (Conway) 
Markley. He died 24 June 1967 and is buried in Ferncliff Cemetery, 
Springfield, Ohio. They had one son, William. 

(5) William West Markley, M. D. , was born in Springfield, 
Ohio, 12 May 1912. He was married 23 February 1940 to 
Viola Vera Blasko. She was born 29 April 1914, the 
daughter of Louis and Lidvina Blasko of Cleveland, Ohio. 

William was educated at Wittenberg College and the Western 
Reserve Medical School. He served in World War II as a 
Captain in the Medical Corps. He was in Australia with 
the Lakeside Unit for Ih years and 1% years in New 
Guinea with the 1st Portable Hospital Unit. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Mary Etta (Bumgardner) and Francis Marion West 

(4) Clara Esther (West) and Jonathan Markley 



In 1971 William and Vi Markley resided at 3388 Holister 
Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and had two sons living. 
They had three sons: Jonathan, infant son, and Timothy. 

(6) Jonathan Louis Markley, born 17 November 1945 in 
Cleveland, Ohio, was married 9 June 1971 in 
Greenwich, Connecticut, to Anne Marie Guerrieri. 
She was born 16 June 1946, the daughter of Michael J 
and May Guerrieri of Greenwich, Connecticut. 

(6) Infant son 

(6) Timothy Wayne Markley, born 16 September 1949 
in Cleveland, Ohio. 

(4) Charles Howard West, born 28 April 1890, died 31 October 1956. 
He married Myra Woodward 19 June 1920. She was born 2 June 
1891, the daughter of Lamar and Alice (Capstick) Woodward. 
They resided for a time in Salem, Ohio, and later in East 
Cleveland, Ohio. They had a family of four children: Alice, 
Francis, Leonore, and Beverly. 

(5) Alice Etta West, born 30 April 1921, was married 20 March 
1948 to Richard Rupley Breneman. He was born 4 February 
1914 and was the son of Benjamin C. and Lena (Rupley) 
Breneman. They reside in Wheeling, W. Va., and have 
two children: Denise and Karen. 

(6) Denise Anne Breneman, born 9 December 1949. 

(6) Karen Elizabeth Breneman, born 4 April 1954. 

(5) Francis Woodward West, born 18 December 1923, served in 

the European theater during World War II as a sergeant in 
the Quartermaster Corps. He married Ruth Elizabeth 
Myers 26 December 1962. She was born 24 May 1929. 
They reside in Cleveland, Ohio, and have no children. 

(5) Leonore Finley West, born 21 July 1926, was married 

31 December 1952 to Robert Pinguey Story. He was bom 

14 December 1924, the son of Clarence Pinguey and Mildredi 

(Dehn) Story, They reside in Willoughby, Ohio, and have 



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Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 
Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 
Mary Etta (Bumgardner) and Francis Marion West 
Charles Howard and Myra (Woodward) West 
Leonore Finley (West) and Robert Pinguey Story 



three children - Charles, Steven and Jenny Lee. 

(6) Charles Pinguey Story, born 8 March 1955. 
(6) Steven West Story, born 29 May 1957. 
(6) Jenny Lee Story, born 20 February 1963. 

(5) Beverly Anne West, born 21 April 1931, married Malcolm 
Watson 14 November 1964. He was born 16 January 1917. 
In 1971 they were residing at 1296 Ford Road, Cleve- 
land, Ohio, 44124. 

Mr. Watson had one son, Scott (born 30 September 1956) 
by his prior marriage, and he and Beverly Anne had 
three children: Heather, Deidre, and Millicent. 

(6) Heather Watson, born 29 March 1966. 

(6) Deidre Watson, born 8 June 1967. 

(6) Millicent Watson, born 14 October 1968. 

William McKinley West, born 6 November 1893, in Clark County, 
Ohio, was married 1 January 1917 to Hazel Rockwell. She was 
born 25 May 1898. She died of pneumonia 12 October 1935 
following the birth of her 13th child. She was the daughter 
of Jonas and Nancy (Rowe) Rockwell. 

William West married, second, 15 January 1938 Margaret lolene 
Burt. She was born 26 August 1901, the daughter of Ernest W. 
and Anna L, (Bryne) Burt. In 1971 they were residing east of 
Urbana, Ohio, in Champaign County, Ohio. 

Thirteen children born to William and Hazel West were: 
Esther Jane, Evelyn, Charles, Obert, John Edward, William, 
Hazel, Patricia, Nancy Etta, Robert, Sally, Paul, and Janet Ann. 

(5) Esther Jane (called Jane) West was born 6 December 1919. 
She married Bennie Williams and they had five children: 
Bennie, John, Jackie, Ron, Barbara. 

(6) Bennie McKinley Williams, born 15 September 1938, 
married Ruby Jean Wallace 25 October 1957. Ruby 
was born 20 July 1939, the daughter of Charles and 
Virginia Wallace. They had four children, the eldest 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Mary Etta (Bumgardner) and Francis Marion West 

(4) William McKinley and Hazel (Rockwell) West 

(5) Esther Jane (West) and Bennie Williams 

being born in Germany while the family was stationed 
there with the army. Their children: Kim, Kelly, 
Bennie, Lisa, 

(7) Kim Williams, born 28 March 1959; died 5 Apr. 1959. 

(7) Kelly Williams, born 25 April 1960. 

(7) Bennie Williams, born 8 June 1962. 

(7) Lisa Marie Williams, born 24 December 1967, 

(6) John Roger Williams, born 11 November 1942, married 

Mary Owen in February, 1961. She was born 16 November 
1943. They had three children: Karen, Roger, Mike. 

(7) Karen Mae Williams, born 10 November 1961. 

(7) Roger Williams, bom 11 June 1964. 

(7) Mike Allen Williams, born 1 June 1966. 

(6) Jackie Lee Williams, born 23 January 1944, married 
Josephine Siberski in Syracuse, New York, 4 January 

1968. They have one daughter, Jacqueline. 

(7) Jacqueline Williams, born 27 April 1969, 

(6) Ron Allen Williams, born 5 November 1951, married 

Gloria in Palm Springs, California, in June 

1969, while with the U, S, Marines. Ihey have twin girls: 

(7) Amber Williams, born in March, 1971, 
(7) Michele Williams, born in March, 1971, 

(6) Barbara Jo Williams, born 7 May 1953, married Richard 

McCoy 7 May 1968, In 1971 Barbara is living in Springfield 
Ohio, while her husband is serving in Viet Nam, 

(5) Evelyn West, born 15 August 1920, married Thomas Whitacre in 
1938. They have three children: Hazel, Tommy, Jerry. 

(6) Hazel Janette Whitacre, born 25 June 1938, married 

Mr. Lizon, from whom she was later divorced. Ihey had 
one daughter, Barbara Anne, 



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'1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

'2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

^3) Mary Etta (Bumgardner) and Francis Marion West 

(4) William McKinley and Hazel (Rockwell) West 

(5) Evelyn (West) and Thomas Whitacre 

(6) Hazel Janette (Whitacre) and Lizon 



(7) Barbara Anne Lizon, born in August, 1955. 

(6) Tommy Whitacre, born in 1940, died in 1941 
(6) Jerry Whitacre, born 17 January 1942, married 

Pamela in California. In 1971 they were 

living in Huntington Beach, California, and have 
five children. Names of the children are not known. 

Evelyn (West) Whitacre married, second, Paul Keplinger in 
1951. They live in California and have one daughter: 

(6) Carol Sue Keplinger, born 11 January 1954. 

(5) Charles West, born in July, 1922, died in 1934 of lockjaw. 

(5) Obert Bruce West (called Bruce), born 28 October 1923, 

served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. 

I After the war he married Elene in Portland, Oregon, 

" 4 October 1947. They live in Manhatten Beach, California, 
and have three sons: Robert, William, and James. 

(6) Robert West, twin, born 14 June 1948, married in June 1971. 
(6) William West, twin, born 14 June 1948. 
(6) James West, born 2 May 1954. 

(5) John Edward West, born 12 February 1925, served in the Navy 
in the South Pacific during World War II. He married Evelyn 
Chaney 4 October 1947. They had two daughters and were divorced 
in 1963. Their daughters: Dianna and Leanna. 

(6) Dianna West, born 2 August 1948, married Nelson Chaney 

in December, 1970. They were divorced a few months later. 

(6) Leanna West, born 16 August 1950. 

John Edward West married, second, Martha Lewis. They live in 
Alabama and have one son: 

(6) Christopher West, born 4 October 1965. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Mary Etta (Bumgardner) and Francis Marion West 

(4) William McKinley and Hazel (Rockwell) West 



(5) William McKinley West, Jr., born 25 September 1926, 
served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World 
War II. He married Norma Hartman, They live in St. 
Paris, Ohio, and have three sons: 

(6) Mike West, born 2 March 1953. 
(6) Tim West, born 2 January 1956, 
(6) Pat West, born 28 August 1960. 

(5) Hazel Fern West (called Fern), born 28 September 1927 
in Clark County, Ohio, married Donald Richard Miller. 
He was born 10 July 1925, the son of Orville Eden and 
Flora Ellen (Spurgeon) Miller. Mr. Miller served with 
the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. 
They live in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and have four sons: 
Richard, Carl, Dale, and Glen. 

(6) Richard Kent Miller (called Kent), born 8 August 

1948, married Rita Charlyne Young 21 December 1968. 
She was the daughter of Lavern and Betty Young of 
Tipp City, Ohio, and was born 21 June 1949. Kent 
served in Viet Nam with the Navy Sea Bees in 1969-70. 

(6) Carl Wayne Miller, born 8 November 1949, married 
Nancy Lynn Stokes 4 December 1970 in Honolulu, 
Hawaii, while Carl was on "rest and recreation" 
from his service in Viet Nam in 1970-1971. Nancy 
was born 4 June 1950 and was the daughter of Joe 
and Emma (Long) Stokes. 

(6) Dale Robert Miller, born 11 June 1954. 
(6) Glen Alan Miller, born 11 June 1959. 

(5) Patricia Louise West, born 20 January 1929, married Franklil 
Smith 14 February 1954. They have three daughters: 

(6) Pamela Jo Smith, born 12 February 1956. 
(6) Julie Lynn Smith, bom 9 April 1959. 
(6) Lisa Rose Smith, born 2? January 1968. 



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Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 
Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 
MaiT^ Etta (Bumgardner) and Francis Marion West 
William McKinley and Hazel (Rockwell) West 

(5) Nancy Etta West, born 8 April 1930, married James Elmer 
Kassell 7 May 1954. He was born 30 July 1930, the son 
of Mike Kassell of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Mr. Kassell 
served in the Air Force for 20 years and is now retired. 
They have three children: 

(6) Brenda Ann Kassell, born 20 March 1955. 
(6) Minetta Rose Kassell, born 4 February 1958. 
(6) Richard James Kassell, born in Germany 12 December 
1961. 

(5) Carl Robert (called Bob) West, born 12 September 1931, 

served in Korea with the Army during the Korean War. He 
married Lucy Farmer, daughter of Wilbur and Lois Farmer. 
They live in Springfield, Ohio, and have three sons: 

(6) George Francis West, born 20 October 1954. 
(6) David Robert West, born 2 June 1958. 
(6) Keith Douglas West, born 31 August 1961. 

(5) Sally Rose West, born 24 October 1932, married Paul Wayne 
Dinnen 12 September 1952. He is the son of Edwin and 
Wilma (Dement) Dinnen. They live in Springfield, Ohio, 
and have five children: 

(6) Paula Jean Dinnen, born 8 April 1956. 

(6) Darrell Elwin Dinnen, born 18 September 1957. 

(6) Kelly Jane Dinnen, bom 7 August 1959. 

(6) Dan Warren Dinnen, born 20 June 1963. 

(6) Amy Lou Dinnen, born 14 April 1971,. 

(5) Paul Richard West, born 2 November 1933, married Mary 
Saunders 18 June 1955. They had two daughters: 

(6) Vicki West, born 5 September 1959. 
(6) Melinda West, bom 1 November 1962. 

While on a picnic outing during a vacation in St. Louis, 
Missouri, Paul drowned on 3 July 1966 in the Merrimec River, 
They were living in Springfield, Ohio, at that time. After 
Paul's death, Mary remarried and moved to Indiana. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Mary Etta (Bumgardner) and Francis Marion West 

(4) William McKinley and Hazel (Rockwell) West 



(5) William McKinley West, Jr., born 25 September 1926, 
served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World 
War II. He married Norma Hartman, They live in St. 
Paris, Ohio, and have three sons: 

(6) Mike West, born 2 March 1953, 
(6) Tim West, born 2 January 1956. 
(6) Pat West, born 28 August 1960. 

(5) Hazel Fern West (called Fern), born 28 September 1927 
in Clark County, Ohio, married Donald Richard Miller. 
He was born 10 July 1925, the son of Orville Eden and 
Flora Ellen (Spurgeon) Miller. Mr, Miller served with 
the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. 
They live in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and have four sons: 
Richard, Carl, Dale, and Glen. 

(6) Richard Kent Miller (called Kent), born 8 August 

1948, married Rita Charlyne Young 21 December 1968, 
She was the daughter of Lavern and Betty Young of 
Tipp City, Ohio, and was born 21 June 1949. Kent 
served in Viet Nam with the Navy Sea Bees in 1969-70. 

(6) Carl Wayne Miller, born 8 November 1949, married 
Nancy Lynn Stokes 4 December 1970 in Honolulu, 
Hawaii, while Carl was on "rest and recreation" 
from his service in Viet Nam in 1970-1971. Nancy 
was born 4 June 1950 and was the daughter of Joe 
and Emma (Long) Stokes. 

(6) Dale Robert Miller, born 11 June 1954. 
(6) Glen Alan Miller, born 11 June 1959. 

(5) Patricia Louise West, born 20 January 1929, married Franklin 
Smith 14 February 1954. They have three daughters: 

(6) Pamela Jo Smith, born 12 February 1956. 
(6) Julie Lynn Smith, born 9 April 1959. 
(6) Lisa Rose Smith, born 2? January 1968. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Mary Etta (Bumgardner) and Francis Marion West 

(4) William McKinley and Hazel (Rockwell) West 



(5) Nancy Etta West, born 8 April 1930, married James Elmer 
Kassell 7 May 1954. He was born 30 July 1930, the son 
of Mike Kassell of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Mr. Kassell 
served in the Air Force for 20 years and is now retired. 
They have three children: 

(6) Brenda Ann Kassell, born 20 March 1955, 
(6) Minetta Rose Kassell, born 4 February 1958. 
(6) Richard James Kassell, born in Germany 12 December 
1961. 

(5) Carl Robert (called Bob) West, born 12 September 1931, 

served in Korea with the Army during the Korean War. He 
married Lucy Farmer, daughter of Wilbur and Lois Farmer. 
They live in Springfield, Ohio, and have three sons: 

(6) George Francis West, born 20 October 1954. 
(6) David Robert West, born 2 June 1958. 
(6) Keith Douglas West, born 31 August 1961. 

(5) Sally Rose West, born 24 October 1932, married Paul Wayne 
Dinnen 12 September 1952. He is the son of Edwin and 
Wilma (Dement) Dinnen. They live in Springfield, Ohio, 
and have five children: 

(6) Paula Jean Dinnen, born 8 April 1956. 

(6) Darrell Elwin Dinnen, born 18 September 1957. 

(6) Kelly Jane Dinnen, bom 7 August 1959. 

(6) Dan Warren Dinnen, born 20 June 1963. 

(6) Amy Lou Dinnen, born 14 April 197 1,. 

(5) Paul Richard West, born 2 November 1933, married Mary 
Saunders 18 June 1955. They had two daughters: 

(6) Vicki West, born 5 September 1959. 
(6) Melinda West, bom 1 November 1962. 

While on a picnic outing during a vacation in St. Louis, 
Missouri, Paul drowned on 3 July 1966 in the Merrimec River. 
They were living in Springfield, Ohio, at that time. After 
Paul's death, Mary remarried and moved to Indiana. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Mary Etta (Bumgardner) and Francis Marion West 

(4) William McKinley and Hazel (Rockwell) West 

(5) Janet Ann West (called Ann), was born 1 April 1935. 

She married Lawrence Berry 31 August 1953. He is the 
son of Howard Paul Berry and was born 5 March 1935. 
They live in Springfield, Ohio, and have two daughters; 

(6) Ronda Sue Berry, bom 14 July 1954. 

(6) Kim Ellen Berry, born 15 September 1955. 



***** 



(3) Clara Bumgardner, born 12 November 1861, died 24 February 1941. 
She was married 24 December 1883 to Thomas Castillo. He was 
born 4 March 1860 and died 12 April 1944, the son of James and 
Johanna (Foley) Castillo. 

This couple resided in Springfield, Ohio, and reared five 
children. They are buried in Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield. 
Their children were Almond, Clarence, William, Elton, and 
Thomas. 

(4) Charles Almond Castillo, born 24 December 1884, died 

3 October 1949. He was married 18 August 1919 in Clark 
County, Ohio, to Alice Ballentine. She was the daughter 
of Thomas and Anna Haynie and the adopted daughter of 
Horace and Nannie Ballentine. She was born 6 February 
1892. 

This couple resided in Springfield, Ohio, and had two 
sons, Richard and Horace. Almond is buried in Ferncliff 
Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio. 

(5) Richard Mack Castillo, born 25 May 1920, was graduated 
from Springfield High School in 1939 and entered the 
Armed Forces (the Air Force) 8 March 1942. He was 
stationed in England, wounded in action, and was a 
German prisoner for 17 months during World War II. 
He was discharged 19 April 1945. 

He was married 17 June 1950 to Mary Louise Williams, 
who was born 23 April 1928. She was the daughter of 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Clara (Bvimgardner) and Thomas Castillo 

(4) Charles Almond and Alice (Ballentine) Castillo 

(5) Richard Mack and Mary Louise (Williams) Castillo 



Chester and Lois Williams. They reside in 
Springfield, Ohio, and have four children: 

(6) John Thomas Castillo, born 25 January 1951. 

(6) Mary Ann Castillo, born 16 January 1952. 

(6) Nancy Louise Castillo, born 1 November 1954. 

(6) Nancy Clair Castillo, born 29 June 1957. 

(5) Horace Thomas Castillo, born 16 August 1923, 

entered the Army Air Forces 29 January 1942 and 
served as flight officer. He served as radar 
operator and navigator on the first all-weather 
fighter airplane. He was discharged from duty 
20 April 1946. 

He was married 13 April 1944 to Mary Esther Lobaugh. 
She was born 15 January 1924, the daughter of Charles 
and Ruth Lobaugh. They did not have any children 
and were later divorced. 

Horace married 2nd Ingaborg Kissell in February 
1959. She was born in Germany 16 October 1922. 
They do not have any children, 

(4) Clarence Castillo, born 6 March 1886, died 5 September 
1941. He married Elma Telge 22 January 1912. She was 
born 8 June 1892, the daughter of William H. and Minnie 
(Olto) Telge. This couple resided in Springfield, Ohio, 
where Mr. Castillo is buried, and three children were 
born to them: Maurice, Clara Ellen, and Donald. 

(5) Maurice C. Castillo, born 14 November 1913, married 
Rita Fischer 14 January 1955. Ihey have one son: 

(6) Kenneth Allan Castillo, born 9 October 1955. 

(5) Clara Ellen Castillo, born 15 September 1918, was 
married 22 August 1937 to Rodman Ballard. He was 
born 11 August 1914, the son of Joseph R. and 
Bernice (Bostwick) Ballard. They reside in 
Springfield, Ohio, and have no children. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Clara (Bumgardner) and Thomas Castillo 

(4) Clarence and Elma (Telge) Castillo 



(5) Donald L. Castillo, born 20 October 1919, was married 
in April, 1941, to Virginia Jung. She was born 5 March 
1922, the daughter of Albert N. and Clara J. (Goshe) 
Jung. They had four children: Kathryn Ann, David, 
Janine, Mary Ann. 

(6) Kathryn Ann Castillo, born 2 January 1944, 
married Andrew G. Spiess 27 December 1965. 
They have two children: 

(7) Andrew J. Spiess, born 31 October 1968. 
(7) Matthew Rodman Spiess, born 30 May 1970. 

(6) David Ljmn Castillo, born 30 January 1947, married 
Charyl Vincent 23 April 1966. They do not have 
any children. 

(6) Janine Castillo, born 15 November 1951, married 

Edward Allen in September 1970. They do not have 
any children. 

(6) Mary Ann Castillo, born 18 April 1955 

Donald and Virginia Castillo were divorced, and Donald 
married, 2nd, Mary Esther Lobaugh 7 December 1967. 
Ihey do not have any children. 



(4) William Castillo, born 12 March 1890, was married twice. His 
first wife was Zona Patterson, daughter of Charles Patterson, 
from whom he was divorced. One son was born: 

(5) Eugene Castillo, born 6 August 1916, was married 29 May 
1940 to Florence Loughley. She was the daughter of 
William C. and Ora Mae (Royal) Loughley and was born 
22 July 1920. 

William Castillo married, 2nd, Hazel Heinlan. She was born 
10 August 1892, the daughter of Lewis Franklin and Eliza 
(Shumaker) Heinlan. 



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(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Clara (Bumgardner) and Thomas Castillo 



(4) Elton Castillo, born 3 July 1895, served in the armed forces 
in World War I. He suffered a service-connected disability 
and resides in a home for disabled veterans near Chillicothe, 
Ohio. He is unmarried, 

(4) Thomas Castillo, Jr., born 26 April 1908, died of cancer 

10 July 1962. He was married in September, 1929, to Marcella 
Barkman, daughter of C. Leon Barkman. She was born 2 March 
1910. This couple resided in Springfield, Ohio, and had 
five children: 

Thomas, Shirley, James, Michael, and Jean Ann. 

(5) Thomas Castillo, III, born 26 June 1930, married Patricia 
Purvis, in June, 1951. They reside in Dayton, Ohio, and 
have one son: 

(6) Thomas Timothy Castillo, born 4 January 1953. 

(5) Shirley Castillo, born 2 March 1932, married Robert 

Rice Collins in August, 1950. They reside in Florida, 
where Mr. Collins is a manufacturer of fibre glass boats. 
They have four children: 

(6) Robert Lee Collins, born 7 July 1954. 

(6) Donald Leon Collins, born 12 October 1955. 

(6) Michael J. Collins, born 4 November 1962. 

(6) Brenda Lynn Collins, born 9 May 1971. 

(5) James Castillo, born 10 February 1935, was killed in 
an automobile accident 13 August 1959. He was married 
to Nancy C. Clark and they had one child: 

(6) Carolyn Jo Castillo, born 6 December 1958. 

(5) Michael Castillo married Vickie Milhoan. They have two 
children: 

(6) James Thomas Castillo, born 4 February 1967. 
(6) Jamie Lynn Castillo, born 3 December 1970. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 



(3) Abraham Lincoln Bumgardner (known as "Link") was born 
12 December 1863 in Clark County, Ohio, and died 3 May 
1944. He was united in marriage 12 December 1886 to 
Zada Arlena Neer, who was the daughter of Isaac and Sarah 
(Dale) Neer. She was born 8 June 1865 and died 21 December 
1943. Both are buried in the Asbury Cemetery, Catawba 0. 

This couple resided in Clark County, and three children 
were born to them: Florence Ethel, Blanche, and Warren. 

(4) Florence Ethel Baumgardner, born 19 July 1890, died 
5 January 1905, age 15, of double pneumonia. 

(4) Sarah Blanche Baumgardner (known as Blanche), was born 

21 January 1893 in Clark County, Ohio. She is unmarried. 

(4) Warren Baumgardner, born 22 May 1897, married Ruth Viola 
Shoemaker 29 January 1927. She is the daughter of John R 
and Myrtle (McGonigal) Shoemaker and was born 27 November' 
1907. Warren served in the armed forces during World 
War I. 

This couple resides in Clark County, Ohio, and two children 
were born to them: Gerald and Norma Lou. 

(5) Gerald Douglas (Jerry) Baumgardner, born 6 November 
1927 in Clark County, Ohio, was married 21 July 
1947 to Clara Mae Fowler. She was the daughter 
of Floyd and Phoebe (Holland) Fowler and was born 
8 September 1930. They reside in Clark County, Ohio, 
and have two sons: Gregory and Mark. 

(6) Gregory D, Baumgardner, born 8 September 1951 
was married 5 June 1971 to Marilyn Ann Shaw. 
She was born 30 January 1952, the daughter of 
Robert and Jean (Blakely) Shaw. They reside 
in Clark County, Ohio. 

(6) Mark Alan Baumgardner, born 15 July 1955. 

(5) Norma Lou Baumgardner, born 2 May 1933 in Clark 

County, Ohio, was married in the Emery Chapel Church 
to Russell Lamar Parish. He was bom 8 January 1933. 
the son of George W. and Sadie (Sparrow) Parish of 
Springfield. Ohio, ihey reside in Springfield and 
have one son, Travis 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Abraham and Nancy (Runyan) Bumgardner 

(3) Abraham Lincoln and Zada Arlene (Neer) Bumgardner 

(4) Warren and Ruth (Shoemaker) Baumgardner 

(5) Gerald Douglas and Clara Mae (Fowler) Baumgardner 



(6) Travis Lamar Parish, born 16 June 1960 in 
Clark County, Ohio. 



(3) Charles Baumgardner, youngest child of Abraham and Nancy 

Bumgardner, was born 20 April 1865. He was united in marriage 
to Jessie Garrett and to this union two daughters were born. 
Charles Baumgardner died 28 February 1933 and his wife died 
8 February 1922. Both are buried in Ferncliff Cemetery, 
Springfield, Ohio. They had two daughters, Ruth and Erma. 

(4) Ruth Baumgardner, born about 1896, died of tuberculosis 
15 April 1925. She did not marry. 

(4) Erma Marie Baumgardner, born about 1900, was married 

first to Jason Baker, from whom she was later divorced. 
Her second husband was Stanley Meyers and two daughters 
were born to this union: Melba and Lois. 

Erma was later divorced from Stanley Myers and died in 
Springfield, Ohio, in 1953 and is buried in Ferncliff 
Cemetery in that city. 

(5) Melba Myers married a Mr. Mitchell and had two 
children. They resided in Columbus, Ohio. 

(5) Lois Myers married and had one or two children. 
She was living in Maumee, Ohio. 



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CHAPTER EIGHT 



MARGARET ANN (BUMGARNER) CURL 



Margaret Ann Buragarner was the seventh child of Andrew and 
Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner. The dates of her birth and death 
are not known but it is presumed she was born about 1820 
in Clark County, Ohio. William Curl, to whom she was married 
In 1841, was born 28 September 1820 and died 23 April 1874. 
Both are buried in White Heath, Illinois. William Curl was 
the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Runyan) Curl of Clark County, 
Ohio. 

Five children were born to this couple: Rebecca Jane, Molly, 
Martin Luther, Milton, and James, who died in infancy. 

(3) Rebecca Jane Curl, bom 24 November 1844, died 1 January 
1912. She was married in 1864 to Samuel Wingfield. He 
was born in 1837 and emigrated from Catawba, Ohio, to 
Philo, Illinois, in 1868. There he bought a blacksmith 
shop which remained in the possession of his descendants 
at least until 1944. Samuel Wingfield died in 1907. 

Five children were born: Laura, May, Martha, Otto, and 
Edward. 

(4) Laura Wingfield married Frank C. Edwards, who was 
deceased in 1944. At that time she was residing 
with one of her daughters in Champaign, Illinois. 
Two daughters and one son were born, all three of 
whom resided in Champaign, Illinois. 

(4) May Wingfield married Robert McCoid and in 1944 was 
living in California. 

(4) Martha Wingfield married Leroy Orahood and in 1944 
resided at 69 North Arlington Avenue, East Orange, 
New Jersey. 

(4) Otto Wingfield, born 2 August 1872 at Philo, Illinois, 
died 30 December 1940. He married Martha Anders, 
daughter of Elijah Anders, and had one son. Otto 
Wingfield followed the trade of his father, and was 
a blacksmith in Philo for fifty years. 

(5) Raymond Otto Wingfield, born 28 July 1919 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Margaret Ann (Bumgarner) and William Curl 

(3) Rebecca Jane (Curl) and Samuel Wingfield 

(4) Edward B. Wingfield, born 30 July 1866 at 
Centerville, Illinois, was unmarried and 
died 1 May 1935. 

(3) Mary Ann Curl, known as Molly, was the second child 
of William and Margaret Curl, and was born in 1846. 
She was married in 1867 to Frank White, and to this 
couple three children were born - a daughter who died 
when quite young, and two sons, Harry and Frank. 
All of this family were deceased by 1944 except 
for the widow of Frank White, Jr. 

(3) Martin Luther Curl, born 11 September 1848, married 

Clary Silby Foster in 1873. Dr. Curl was a prominent 
minister in the Missouri Methodist Conference and 
was "presiding elder" prior to 1940. At that time 
he was editor of a church paper printed in St. Louis, 
known as "The St. Louis Methodist". 

They had a son who in 1904 was practicing medicine 
in St. Louis, Missouri, and a daughter, Mattylee, 
also a physician, then practicing in Denver, Colorado. 
Twin daughters were born to them, also, both of whom 
married. Little is known concerning this family, as 
all trace of them was lost by the Ohio branch of 
the family, 

(3) Henry Milton Curl, infant, born 1850. Or, this may 
be the Henry Milton Curl who married Mary E. Edgar 
in 1872. 

(3) James Curl, infant. 



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CHAPTER NINE 
REBECCA (BUMGARNER) LONGBRAKE 

Rebecca Bumgarner, eighth child of Andrew and Telitha 
Bumgamer, was born 10 April 1821 and died 30 April 1882. 
She married George Longbrake and lived near Mechanicsburg, 
Champaign County, Ohio. George Longbrake was born 1 March 
1824 and died 30 June 1894. Seven children were born: 
Telitha, Andrew, John, William, Clinton, Mary, and Luella. 

(3) Telitha Longbrake, born 29 December 1847, died 15 July 
1881. She married John Marion Curl 16 February 1871 
in Champaign County, Ohio. He was born 27 April 1852 
and died 23 September 1897. Three children were born 
to this couple: Charles, Ameda, and George. 

(4) Charles Curl 

(4) Ameda Curl married E. F. McClintock 

(4) George Curl married Elizabeth McClennan. 

(3) Andrew Longbrake, bom 31 January 1850, died 23 May 

1917. He married Mary Elizabeth McGee 1 January 1885. 
She was the daughter of Miles F. and Elizabeth (Smoot) 
McGee, pioneer residents of Champaign County, Illinois, 
Both Andrew and his wife are buried at Locust Grove 
Cemetery, Philo, Illinois. 

It was about the year 1882 when Andrew Longbrake went 
from Ohio to Illinois and settled near Philo. He married 
a few years later. He was a farmer and later moved into 
Philo, where he was a grocery salesman for a few years. 
He later lived in Albion and West Salem, Illinois, dying 
in the latter place in 1917, Mary Elizabeth McGee, whom 
he married in 1885, was a graduate of the Illinois 
State Teacher's College, Normal, Illinois, and taught 
in the schools of Champaign County, Illinois, and 
Kinsley, Kansas. Her father, Miles F. McGee, was the 
first man to turn the soil in Philo Township, build 
the first house and hold the first school in one of his 
bedrooms. His son, William, was the first white child 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Rebecca (Bumgarner) and George Longbrake 

(3) Andrew and Mary Elizabeth (McGee) Longbrake 



born in Philo Township. 

Four children were born to Andrew and Mary Elizabeth 
Longbrake: Bernice, Charles, Roy, and Olive. Of 
these four children, two died in infancy. 

(4) Bernice Longbrake, born in December, 1886, died 
when only four months of age. 

(4) Charles Howard Longbrake, bom 8 July 1888, 

married Helen Davis. She was born 6 September 

1891, the daughter of Annie (Runyon) Davis. 
They had two children: Marie and Albert. 

(5) Marie Longbrake, born 1 September 1909, 
married Stephen A. Carrig and resided in 
Terre Haute, Indiana. They had one 
daughter. La Donna. 

(6) La Donna Jean Carrig 

(5) Albert Longbrake, born 9 March 1915, married 
and resided in Evansville, Indiana, where he 
was professor in Industrial Arts in the 
university. In 1944 they had no children. 

(4) Koy Longbrake, bom in 1889, died in infancy. 

(4) Olive Longbrake, born 28 February 1892, married 

Gilbert Harris 1 March 1912. He was bom 14 August 

1892, the son of Joseph and Charlotte (Butcher) 
Harris. This couple resided in Mt. Caramel, 
Illinois, and had one daughter, Gilberta. 

(5) Gilberta Harris, born 14 August 1916, 

married Donald E. Douglas. He was the son 
of Oliver N. and Mattie Belle (Long) Douglas 
and was born 4 June 1918. 

They had one son in 1944, born 23 January 1943, 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Rebecca (Bumgarner) and George Longbrake 



(3) John Wesley Longbrake was born 28 February 1852 and 
died 3 May 1910. He was married twice. His first 
wife was Joan Conway, who was born 18 January 1854 
and died 12 August 1887. One daughter, Grace, was born 
of this marriage. She died at the age of nineteen. 

About 1900 he married Carrie Robinson of Marysville, 
Ohio. There were no children born of this marriage. 

(3) William Curl Longbrake, born 16 July 1854, died 

31 March 1918. He married Enma Gertrude McClennan 
27 November 1879. She was born 8 April 1856 and 
died 2 September 1901. Four children were born to 
this couple: Ethel Bernice, Ada Florence, Walter, 
and Dollie. 

(4) Ethel Bernice Longbrake married Evan Owen Sellers 
and resided in Dayton, Ohio. They had no children. 

(4) Ada Florence Longbrake in 1944 was teaching school 
in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. 

(4) Walter Herbert Longbrake, born 20 August 1889, 
died 16 May 1904 at fourteen years of age. 

(4) Dollie Longbrake in 1944 was engaged in the insur- 
ance business in Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, 
Ohio. 

(3) Clinton Longbrake, born 27 December 1856, (Sied 23 April 
1877 at 20 years of age. He was unmarried. 

(3) Mary Emma Longbrake, born 17 May 1859, died 4 April 1899. 
She was married in Champaign County, Ohio, 31 October 1895 
to William H. Clymer. One child, Helen, was born. 

(4) Helen Clymer married Edgar Erwin. 



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(1) Andrew and Telitha (Lynch) Bumgarner 

(2) Rebecca (Bumgarner) and George Longbrake 



(3) Luella Longbrake, youngest child of George and 

Rebecca Longbrake, was bom 10 July 1864 and died 
28 December 1931. She was married in Champaign 
County, Ohio, 18 November 1880 to John E. Brown. 
He was born 9 January 1854, the son of Henry and 
Olive (Patrick) Brown, and died in 1928. 

Two children were bom to this couple: Olive and 
Russell. 

(4) Olive E. Brown married a Mr. Beard 

(4) Russell Vivian Brown 



CHAPTER TEN 



George R. Bumgarner was the fifth son and youngest child 
of Andrew and Telitha Lynch Bumgarner. He was born in 
Clark County, Ohio, 6 March 1824. At the time of his father's 
death in 1825 George was only eighteen months old. 

It is believed that George Bumgarner married Nancy Evans and 
lived in or near Mechanicsburg, Ohio. One daughter, Sarah, 
was born to this marriage and she may have married a Mr. Shepp, 
No further information concerning this daughter is available. 

George Bumgarner (Bumgardner) died 25 February 1853, just 
nine days before his 29th birthday, and is buried in the 
Asbury Cemetery, Catawba, Clark County, Ohio. Since his wife 
is not buried beside him, it is presumed she remarried after 
his early death. 



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CHAPTER ELEVEN 



THE FAMILY OF TELITHA LYNCH 



We know that Telitha Lynch was the daughter of Peter Lynch 
as evidenced by the Consent for her marriage, in which their 
relationship is given as daughter and father. Family tradi- 
tion carried down through the family states that Peter Lynch 
was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1751, and was the son of Peter 
Lynch, Sr. Peter Lynch, Sr., the father, is said to have been 
a weaver and wheelwright, quite a well-to-do resident of Dublin. 

When Peter, Jr., was nineteen years of age, he became attached 
to a young neighbor girl and wanted to marry her, but his father 
opposed the match. To solve the situation, Peter, Jr., embarked 
for America and promised his sweetheart he would send for her 
as soon as he had saved enough money for her passage. 

It is said Peter worked on the ship to pay for his passage, and 
landed in New York, from which place he soon drifted to the 
Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. He immediately found employment 
with a Mr. Saffron and eventually became the overseer of the 
Saffron plantation. He corresponded with his sweetheart in 
Ireland but she refused to come to America, and in 1776 he 
married the daughter of his employer, whose name was Hester Ann. 
We do not know the names of the parents of Hester Ann Saffron. 

Peter Lynch served for three years in various Virginia regiments 
during the Revolutionary War, being discharged soon after 
November, 1779, the last muster roll on which his name appears 
His record is as follows: 

"The records show that one Peter Lynch (surname also 
spelled Linch) served in the Revolutionary War as a 
private in Captain James Mason's Company, 15th Virginia 
Regiment, and 5th and 11th Virginia Regiment, commanded 
at various times by Colonel David Mason, Lieutenant 
Colonel Cropper, Colonel Daniel Morgan, Colonel Abraham 
Bufors and Colonel William Russell. He enlisted Decem- 
ber 10th, 1776 for three years; was transferred in June 
1778 to Captain John Gregory's Company, same regiment; 
was transferred in May, 1779 to Major John Webb's Company 
same regiment, and his name last appeared on the company 
muster roll for November, 1779, dated December 9. 1779. 

(signed) Robert G. Davis, Ma jor-General 
The Adjutant-General" 



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TELITHA LYNCH 



iia 



The bible of Peter Lynch was in the possession of Mrs. Virgin: 
Thompson of Reynoldsville, West Virginia, and her daughter 
Zeppa Thompson Garret of Wolf Summit, W. Va., in 1940. Ihey are 
descendants of Peter Lynch. 

The fly leaf of the bible reads: 



This book was purchased 
Anno Domini September 1805 
By me Peter Lynch 

The following data is recorded in the bible: 

CHILDREN 

Names Date of Birth 



To Whom Married 



Abigale 

Mary 

Sophia 

Talitha 

Isaac 

Susannah 

Hiram 

John 

Peter 

Rebecca 



November 
April 2, 
February 
February 
October 
May 23, 
January 
July 8, 
January 
March 2, 



5, 1776 

1778 

16, 1781 

24, 1784 
2, 1786 
1789 

10, 1792 
1794 
12, 1797 

1800 



Henry Runyan 

Abraham Runyan 
Andrew Bumgardner 

George Runyan 



Charles Lewis 



Peter Lynch was born January 29, 1751 died March 8, 1823 
Hester Lynch born April 30, 1759 died September 5, 1821 



At the time of Telitha's marriage to Andrew Bumgarner, the Lynch 
family lived in Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia). 
They had moved as early as 1779 to this area and settled on 
Buffalo Creek near the home of Peter Lynch's brother, Isaac. 
There he followed the trade of weaving and wheelwright, learned 
from his father. While he lived on Buffalo Creek his home was 
attacked by Indians a number of times and on one occasion when 
he was away, they drove his family out and burned the house. 
Both Peter and Hester Lynch are buried near Clarksburg, West 
Virginia. 

As listed in the bible, Peter and Hester had ten children, 
who married as follows: 



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TELITHA LYNCH 



Born February 24, 1784 

in Virginia 

Died at 91 years of age 

Wife of ANDREW BUMGARNER 



TELITHA LYNCH 



ABIGAIL LYNCH was born 5 November 1776. She married Henry 
Runyan in Harrison County, Virginia, 28 November 1796. He 
was the son of William Runyan and was born in 1775. In 1802 
they moved with their three small children to Ohio and settled 
near Butlerville, Warren County. In all, they had ten children: 
Mary, twins - Peter Lynch and William Lynch; James, Hester, 
Abram, Elias, Tolitha, Hiram, and Jane. 

MARY LYNCH was born 2 April 1778 and died 26 July 1863. She 
was married by license dated 28 February 1799 in Harrison 
County, Virginia, to Reuben Johnson, Sr., who was born ca 1776 
in Virginia and died 6 November 1822. Jacob Bumgarner signed 
their marriage bond, along with Mary's father, Peter Lynch. 
Reuben Johnson was the son of Arthur and Elizabeth (Harrison) 
Johnson. This family moved to Indiana, and the 1820 Census 
of Scott County, Indiana, lists them with nine children, their 
10th child being born in 1821. Their children were: Elizabeth, 
a male infant, David, a daughter possibly named Hester, Isaac, 
John, Mary, Stephen, Ann, and Reuben. 

SOPHIA LYNCH was born 10 February 1781 and died 16 October 1855. 
She was married in Harrison County, Virginia, 12 April 1801 to 
Abraham Runyan. He was born 14 July 1783 and died 15 November 
1836. He was the son of John and Susannah (Kuster) Runyan, 
Sophia and her husband migrated to Greeu County in 1801 and 
to Clark County in 1811, where they lived out their lives. 
Both are buried in the Asbury Cemetery, Catawba, Ohio. They 
had ten children: Archibald, John, Peter L. , Henry, Susannah, 
Hester, Hiram, Abraham, Andrew, and Mary. 

TELITHA LYNCH (our ancestress) married Andrew Bumgarner and 
their descendants are enumerated in the foregoing pages. 

ISAAC LYNCH was born 2 October 1786, according to his father's 
bible. Little more is known of him at this time. It is be- 
lieved his wife's name was Christianna but he may have married 
more than once. 

SUSANNAH LYNCH was born 23 May 1789 and died 21 March 186A. She 
married George Runyan 23 January 1810 in Harrison County, V;. 
He was a son of John and Susannah (Kuster) Runyan and a brother 
of Abraham Runyan who married Sophia Lynch. He was born 21 Aug. 
1791 in Virginia and died in Clark County, Ohio, 23 March 1855. 
He served in the War of 1812, as did his brother Abraham, and 
they served at the same period of time. George and Susannah 
Runyan had six children: Susannah, Esther, Andrew, John, Telitha, 
and Peter Lynch. 



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TELITHA LYNCH 



HIRAM LYNCH , the seventh child in the family, was born 
10 January 1792 and died 10 April 1875. He was married 
16 September 1813 in Harrison County, Virginia, to Nancy 
Sommerville. She was born in Ireland 1 October 1791 and 
died in Clarksburg, Virginia, 1 November 1873. They re- 
mained in Virginia during their lives and reared a family 
of eleven children: James, Rebecca, Isaac, John Perry, 
Mary Jane, Margaret Ann, Peter, William, Esley, Josiah, 
and Telitha. 

JOHN LYNCH was born 8 July 1794 at Buffalo Creek, (West) 
Virginia, and died in Danville, Illinois 21 July 1836. He 
married Eve Post, who was born 6 May 1795 and died when a 
young woman 15 January 1824 in Harrison County, Va. They 
were married 10 February 1814. He married as his second 
wife Mariah Campbell 25 November 1824. They migrated to 
Ohio and lived in Franklin County in 1834. They had a son, 
Abraham who migrated to Danville, Illinois, but names of 
other children are not known. 

PETER LYNCH. JR. . born 12 January 1797, died 18 January 1853. 
He married Jane Thompson 28 January 1819 in Harrison County, 
Virginia. She was born 17 October 1796 and died 20 March 1848. 
She is buried in the Jackson Cemetery in Clarksburg, W. Va. 
Their known children were Lucinda, John, Margaret J., and 
Sally Ann, all of whom are buried with their mother and may 
not have grown to adulthood. 

REBECCA LYNCH was born 2 March 1800 and died as a young woman 
9 June 1829. She married Charles Lewis, son of Jane Lewis, 
3 November 1816 in Harrison County, Virginia. If they had 
any children, their names are not known at this time. 



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SOURCE MATERIAL 



Principal source - family records of each family unit repre- 
sented in the book, gathered since 1935. 

Asbury Chapel Cemetery, Catawba, Clark County, Ohio 

Probate Court Records of Harrison County, West Virginia 

Scrapbook of Alice Tavenner compiled over the past 50 years, 

containing published records of births, 
deaths, marriages. 

Maple Grove Cemetery records, Urbana Public Library, compiled by 

the Urbana Chapter of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution 

Peter Lynch bible records. 
Pennsylvania Archives 

Virginia Taxpayers 1782-1787 by Augusta B. Fothergill and 

John Mark Nangle 
U. S, Census 1790 



Please write to the compiler 
to report any corrections or 
additions which should be made 
to our history: 

Ms. Winifred Beatty 
116 Villa Lane 
St. Clair Shores, MI 
1 »fctr48080 2 

It would be a pleasure to hear 
from youl 



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Adkins 




45,47 


BAUMGARDNER, BUMGARDNER 


Allen, Donna 




67 


Earl 


52,73 


Allen, Edward 




83 


Edith 


11 


Allen, John 




19 


Edna 


46 


Allender Family 




45 


Edward 


11,12,22,51 


Ammon, Jennie 




48 


Eli Perry 


39 


Anders, Martha 




87 


Ella 


18,53,64 


Armstrong, Ruth 




39 


Elliott 


23 


Athey, Horace 




50 


Elsie 
Erma 


38 
86 


Baker, James 




74 


Esther 


34 


Ballard, Rodman 




82 


Eva 


14,15 


Ballentine, Alice 




81 


Eve lyn 


21 


Barkman, Marcella 




84 


Everett 


48,57 


Bartholomew 




38,39 


Florence 


13,85 


Battjes 




42 


Foster 


43 


BAUMGARDNER, BUMGARDNER 






Francis 


26,34 


Abraham 




36,85 


Frederick 


47 


Agnes 




25 


Gene Barry 


57 


Alameda 




44 


George 


24,38,92 


Albert 




22 


George Andrew 


15,38 


Alice 




30,43 


Georgia 


43 


Alta 




43 


Gerald 


29,85 


Andrew 6,10 


,14 


,23,63 


Gladys 


12,27,57 


Anna 20,13 


,23 


,43,47 


Glenn 


42 


Arabelle 




73 


Gregory 


85 


Arthur 




15 


Harold 


11,41 


Avis 




40 


Hannah 


14 


Barbara 




29,48 


Harry 


38 


Barry 




57 


Hazel 


26 


Belle 




15 


Helen 


40,58 


Betty 




61,29 


Henry 


13 


Betty Jean 




48 


Herbert 


14 


Betty Louise 




21 


Hiram 


24 


Beverly 




47 


Howard 


50 


Blanche 




85 


Ida 


19 


Cecil 




51 


Jack 


29 


Claire 




64 


Jacob 


18,30 


Clara 




51,81 


James 


13,15,34,51 


Charles 


19 


,65,86 


Jay Joseph 


61 


Clarence 




64 


Jerry 


50,51 


^Clark 




39 


Jesse 


12,13 


Dana Lynn 




21 


Jessie 


11 


David 




10,33 


Jill 


21 


Dianne 




44 


John 


20,47 


Dolores 




48 


John Wesley 


15,46 


Dora 




26 


Joseph 


53,60 


Dora Jean 




40 


Judith 


63 


Dorothy 


19, 


44,62 


Justine 


52 


Duane 




41 


Kenneth 


63, 


♦Clifford 


34, 


57,63 







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MUMGARDNER, BUMGARDNER 






BAUMGARDNER, BUMGARDNER 






Larry 




20 


Philip 




20 


Lawrence 




50 


Phyllis 




28 


Leah 




47 


Ralph 


40 


,41,47 


Leona 




69 


Ray 




34 


Levi 




26 


Raymond 




65 


Lillian 


26 


,44 


Rebecca 




89 


Lincoln 




85 


Richard 




28,35 


Lois 




52 


Robert 20, 


,34 


,39,64 


Loren 




51 


Ronald 




42 


Lou B. 




35 


Ruhanna 




24 


Louis 




44 


Ruth 


39 


,64,86 


Lowell 




34 


Sapphira 




32 


Lua Elizabeth 




11 


Sarah 10,16,38, 


92, 


,15,25 


Lucille 




23 


Sharon 




42 


Lucinda 




14 


Sherwin 




39 


Lyda 




24 


Shirley 




42 


Lynne Marie 




60 


Sophia 




10,32 


Margaret 


87,44 


,46 


Stella 




12,66 


Mahala 




39 


Stephen 




14 


Malissa 




23 


Susan 




21 


Marlyn Ann 




50 


Sylvan Clifford 




57,63 


Marceile 




52 


Telitha 




6, 9 


Mark 




85 


Teresa 




28 


Madeline 




59 


Thelma 




43 


Martha 


18 


,22 


Thomas 




14 


Marcella 




65 


Velma 




65 


Mary 19 


,24,52 


,64 


Viola 




14 


Mary Ellen 




53 


Virginia 




41,49 


Mary Etta 




73 


Walter 




38 


Mary Elizabeth 




22 


Ward 




33 


Mary Kathryn 




29 


Warren 




85 


Margaret 






Willard 




20 


Marie 




20 


William 




23,39 


Michael 




29 


Wilmette 




25 


Milburn 




52 


Winnie 




14 


Mildred 


28 


,66 


Beatty (Fred) Family 




69 


Millie 




44 


Bean, Nettie 




20 


Milton 




18 


Belcher, A. V, 




28 


Minor 




19 


Bergbreiter, Daniel 




60 


Mirrell 




26 


Berry, (Lawrence) Family 




81 


Nadine 




35 


Black, Sue 




67 


Nancy 


36,47 


,51 


Blaine 




49 


Nathan 


25 


,30 


Blasko, Viola 




74 


Nellie 


13 


,45 


Bowlus, John 




14 


Norma Lou 




85 


Brandeberry (Max) Family 




70 


Olive 




42 


Br enema n , ( Richa r d ) Fami ly 


75 


Ora 




15 


Brookhart (Nick) Family 




72 


Patricia Ann 




20 


Brown (John) Family 




92 


Paul 




47 


Bruner, Donna 




64 


Pauline 




50 


Bunnell, (Brazilla) Family 


32 


Perry 




39 


Burdsall, Janet 




58 


Peter Lynch 




33 


Burt, Margaret 




76 



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Castillo Family 

Calhoun, George 

Calopay, Minnie 

Carr (Ronald) Family 

Carrig, Stephen 

Chaney, Evelyn 

Chapman, J. C, 

Cheney, Albert 

Clark, Nancy 

Clark (Paul) Family 

Climer, Mahala 

Clotworthy, Viola 

Collins (Daniel) Family 

Collins (Robert) Family 

Conway, Joan 

Craig, Dorothy 

Crain (William) Family 

Crouch, Norma J. 

Cunningham (John) Family 

Cotter Family 

Curl (John) Family 

Curl, Melissa 

Curl (William) Family 

Curry, Barbara 

Davis, Elizabeth 

Davis, Helen 

Davisson, Ida May 

Di Meola (Richard) Family 

Dinnen (Paul) Family 

Donohue, Ellen 

Douglas, Avis 

Douglas, Donald 

Durant, Marvin 

Dyksterhouse (Peter) Family 

Earnhart, Mary Ellen 
Earsom, William 
Easton, Ida 
Eckhard(Fred) Family 
Edwards, Frank 
Estel Family 
Evans , Nancy 

Fahey (Paul) Family 

Fans Family 

Farmer, Lucy 

Ferguson (William) Family 

Fischer, Rita 

Foster, Clary 

Fowler, Clara Mae 

Frederick Family 

Freeman Family 



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81 ■ 






51 


Garrett, Jessie 


86 


20 


Glassburn, Dale, Family 


65 


72 


Glenn, Mary Nell 


21 


90 


Goodfellow (John) Family 


21 


78 


Gray (Carl) Family 


26,27 


51 


Griffin, Wilma 


72 


24 


Growden, Mabel 


70 


84 


Gunderman, Martha 


51 


64 


Guy, Cora M. 


23 


39 


Hartman, Norma 


79 


38 


Haessley, Jeanne 


70 


,19 


Haignere (Geo.) Family 


23 


84 


Hainsworth 


46 


91 


Harmison, Mirrell 


26 


50 


Hales, Florence 


64 


20 


Hamilton, Ella 


44 


41 


Hardman, Anna 


20 


16 


Harrah, Mary K. 


51 


66 


Harris, Gilbert 


90 


89 


Hartley (Samuel) Family 


16 


23 


Hatfield Family 


44 


87 


Haddad, Raymond 


68 


65 


Haley, A, F, (Family) 


28 


60 


Haley, Wilmette 


25 


90 


Hanlin (William) Family 


74 


19 


Harper 


20,22 


62 


Heinlan, Hazel 


83 


80 


Henry, Debbie 


22 


45 


Hill, Eva 


15 


40 


Hodge, Helen 


30 


90 


Hoerner Family 


43 


27 


Holden Family 


43 


42 


Hayes, Shirley 


42 




.^Jackson, Hannah 


14 


53 


Jensen, C, A, (Bud) 


59 


23 


Johnson 


40,95 


22 


Johnston (Henry) Family 


19 


61 


Jones (Paul) Family 


24 


87 


Jung, Anna 


27 


27 


Jung, Virginia 


83 


92 


* Januskwich, Mary Ann 


74 




Kassell, Mike (Family) 


80 


28 


Kelley, John 


19 


21 


Kelly, James 


15 


80 


Kerns, Sharon 


70 


14 


Kep linger, Paul 


78 


82 


Kiely, Joyce 


62 


88 


Kissell, Ingaborg 


82 


85 


Knox (Carl) Family 


45 


40 


Knox, Millard 


29 


43 


Kovacic, Zoran (Family) 
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layman, Harvey 

Lemon (John) Family 

Lewis, Charles 

Little, Glenn (Family) 

Lizon 

Lobaugh, Mary E. 

Longbrake (George) Family 

Losey Family 

Loughley, Florence 

Loveless (Glenn) Family 

Lynch Family 

Lynds, Chester 

McCannon, Edith 

McCartney, Jessie 

McDaniels, Viola 

McClennan, Gertrude 

McDonald, Edna 

McCoy, Richard 

McDonough, James 

McGee, Mary E, 

McCoid, Robert 

McGowan, Herbert 

McKee, Debi 

McGowan (Alden) Family 

McFarland, Charles 

McMurray, Flo 

Mahar Family 

Mallon, Rita 

Mark ley Family 

Martin, Eleanor 

Martin (John) Family 

Marty, Mary 

Meade 

Merkle 

Milhoun, Vickie 

Miller, Guy 

Miller (Richard) Family 

Mills, Jane Blough 

Moon Family 

Mornings tar. Marguerite 

Mellenix (Stephen) Family 

Murray, Stella 

Murphy, Sue 

Myers, Ruth 

Neer, Zada 
Neer, Samuel 
No If Family 
Novinger, Charles 



I N 


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44 


Orahood, Leroy 


87 


68 


Orth 


22 


96 


Ottney, Roselyn 


41 


41 


y^Owen, Mary 


77 


77 


Parish (Russell) Family 


85 


82,83 


Palm (John) Family 


29 


89-91 


Patterson, lone 


83 


50 


Pangbom (John) Family 


29 


83 


Parrott, Geo. (Family) 


13 


42 


Perry (Raymond) Family 


65 


93-96 


Peterson Family 


24 


13 


Phleger Family 


26 




Phillips, Ruth 


50 


11 


Picola, Virginia 


29 


11 


Post, Eve 


96 


14 


Powell, Mary 


73 


91 


Prugh, Roberta 


47 


42 


Putnam Family 


23,24 


77 


Purvis, Patricia 


84 


11 


*Pangborn Family 


24 


89 


Read, Jane 


43 


87 


Reedy, Mary 


43 


66 


Reed, Earl V. 


26 


67 


Reidy, Colleen 


63 


28 


Richards, Juanita 


27 


26 


Ritchie (Howard) Family 


45 


73 


Roberts, Patricia 


51 


33,66 


Robinson 


26,91 


63 


Rockfield, Suzanne 


48 


74,52 


Rockwell, Hazel 


76 


18 


Rogers, Clay 


38 


74 


Ropp Family 


18 


66 


Rowe, Betty Annabel 


25 


15 


Rowe, William H. 


25 


49 


Rowe (Joseph) Family 


62 


84 


Rouse, Carolyn 


58 


25 


Rucker 


15 


79 


Rutan, De Witt 


44 


57 


Robyns, Jacob 


41 


44 


RUNYAN 




57 


Abraham 


7,95 


29 


George 


7,95 


31 


Henry 


95 


63 


Joseph 


7,36 


75 


John W. 


19 




Lillian 


26 


85 


Nancy 


36 


35 


Charles Runyan Family 


48-49 


12 






28 






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Saffron, Hester 

Saunders, Mary 

Schaefer, Jacolyie 

Schoonover Family 

Sellers 

Shaw, Marilyn 

Sheehan, Maureen 

Shirk, Willis 

Shoemaker, Ruth 

Shofstall, Emma 

Siberski, Josephine 

Silvers, Mary 

Sipes (John) Family 

Sharp, Isa 

Skillman (Howard) Family 

Skillman, Mary 

Smith 

Smith (Earl) Family 

Smith (Franklin) Family 

Smith (Harold) Family 

Sommerville, Nancy 

Spiess (Andrew) Family 

Startzman (Harry) Family 

Stipes, Sarah Arabell 

Stipps, Luther 

Stokes, Nancy 

Story (Robert) Family 

Straight, or Strait 

Stuart, Emma 

Stuart, Stella 

Tate (Kenneth) Family 
Tavenner Family 
Telge, Elma 
Thompson, Jane 
Thompson (Lester) Family 
Thornberg, Ida 
Titus, Grace 
Trophagan, Anna 
Turner (George) Family 
Turner (Kenneth) Family 



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93 


Walsh, Elizabeth 


59 


80 


Wallace, Ruby 


76 


51 


Walton Family 


15 


7,10 


Wandachek, Carol 


62 


40,91 


Ward 


33,47 


85 


Watson, Malcolm (Family) 


76 


61 


Weast 


14 


43 


Wells, Gladys 


48 


85 


West Family 


73-81 


57 


Whitacre, Thomas (Family) 


77 


77 


White, Frank 


88 


19 


Whittington, Julia 


34 


14 


Williams (Bennie) Family 


76 


47 


Williams, Mary L. 


81 


49 


Wilson (Charels) Family 


52 


33 


Wilson, Marie 


34 


24,34 


Wing fie Id Family 


39,87 


27 


Witherspoon Family 


50 


79 


Woodward, Myra 


75 


71 






96 


Yeazel, Anna Bell 


25 


83 


Yeazel, Joseph M 


25 


22 


Yeazel (David) Family 


16,17 


46 


Yeazel, Hannah 


16 


73 


Yeazel, Margaret 


46 


79 


Yount, Clara 


12 


75 


Young, Rita 


79 


10,11 






27 






12 






45 






30,34 






82 






96 






59 






34 






49 






39 






43 






58 







Utz, Mary 



22 



Van Meter, Agnes 
Vanskiver, Emma 
Vincent, Chary 1 
Violet, Milton (Family) 



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38 
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